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Sports News of Saturday, 22 August 2020


Ghanaian forward Emmanuel Gyasi buzzing after historic season with Spezia Calcio

Ghanaian forward, Emmanuel Gyasi Ghanaian forward, Emmanuel Gyasi

Ghanaian forward Emmanuel Gyasi has expressed his delight after playing a key role in Spezia Calcio Italian Serie A promotion.

Spezia Calcio have joined FC Crotone and Benevento Calcio as three clubs from the second-tier to secure promotion ahead of the 2020/21 season.

The Black and White lads qualified for Serie A for the first time in history after Thursday’s 1-0 defeat to Frosinone in the Serie B play-off.

The Ligurians lost 1-0 against Frosinone but it was enough to take them to the top flight after the 1-0 win at the Benito Stirpe last Saturday.

Spezia had the best League position and therefore the draw on aggregate means that Vincenzo Italiano’s team have reached Serie A for the first time since the Second World War.

In an interview with Accra-based Asempa FM, the 26-year-old could not hide his excitement over the feat.

“I’m glad I was able to play a key role in Spezia’s qualification into Serie A after just two years at the club,” Gyasi stated on Asempa FM.

“This is historic because Spezia have not played in the Serie A for about 130 years now.”

Gyasi netted 8 goals and provided 5 assists in 33 games in all competitions for the club in the just-ended campaign.