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Sports News of Tuesday, 28 April 2020


I was very nervous at training – Yaw Yeboah talks about his days at Man City

Ghana international Yaw Yeboah Ghana international Yaw Yeboah

Black Meteors skipper Yaw Yeboah has opened up on his playing days with English Premier League side Manchester City.

Yeboah, 23, joined Manchester City from Right to Dream Academy in 2014 but failed to break into the first team, spending most of his time on loan spells across Europe before eventually landing a permanent contract with Numancia.

Speaking in an interview with Kumasi FM, Yeboah said it was a great feeling joining Manchester City.

“I was very nervous which was normal, the senior players could see the fear in me whenever I’m given the ball.

“But Vincent Kompany, who has always been a good leader walked to me and inspired me to do what I know best because he’s seen the capabilities in me.

“That approach helped me a lot which brought back the confidence. I remember how I made Pablo Zabaleta a subject of mockery by dribbling him on countless occasions during a training session,” he stated.

According to Yeboah, “Yaya Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor helped me a lot. They told me to enjoy the training and leave fear out of me and not be pressured by mistakes.

He added that the support Yaya Toure, Adebayor, Kompany, Fernandinho and David Silva gave him was unimaginable.

“David Silva, Vincent Kompany, and Sergio Aguero would call me along anytime they are having their separate individual separate training” he concluded.