Sports News of Wednesday, 9 November 2016


Ethan Ampadu wins Wales Young player of the Year

Welsh-born of Ghanaian descent Ethan Ampadu has been named Wales Young Player of the year.

The 16-year-old defensive midfielder has won the award after his impressive performance last season.

The Exeter City youngster has had an astonishing year, being called up to train with Wales' full squad before Euro 2016 and then making his first-team debut for the Grecians, becoming the club's youngest-ever player in the process.

He instantly impressed for City, playing in an unfamiliar central defensive role before making his FA Cup debut against Luton Town in his more natural position of centre midfield.

He is a son of former footballer and the current head of coach Arsenal youth side, Kwame Ampadu.

Ampadu is eligible to play for Ghana, Ireland and Wales.