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Players Abroad of Thursday, 14 June 2018


Kingsley Fobi explains reason for joining Formentera on loan from Watford

SD Formentera defender Kingsley Fobi has explained the reason behind his decision to join the Spanish Club on loan after signing for English Premiership side Watford.

The right-back was loaned out to Formentera after penning a deal with Watford last season, however luck of playing time at the senior National team forced the English Club to send him out on loan.

“I actually signed the Watford contract in Ghana, I was in Ghana when my agents called me and told me there was an offer from Watford so I read through and signed,” he told GTV.

“I couldn’t play for them because in England you are required to play at least 70% for your National team before you can play for any Club in the Premier League so therefore I had to for loan at Formentera.

“So I haven’t been to Watford since signing the deal with them and I am looking forward to get some game time in the National team as well.”

Kingsley Fobi captained Ghana’s U17 team and also played at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

The 19-year-old was also the skipper for the Black Satellites team that failed to make it to the 2017 Africa Youth Championship after losing to Senegal in the qualifiers.