Pacey winger, Frank Acheampong has indicated that to be named the captain of Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA is a great honour.
The Ghana international has recently been handed the captain’s armband of his team after displaying commitment and consistency since the 2 years he has been at the club.
Speaking in an interview with Kumasi FM, Frank Acheampong has described his latest feat as an honour and a privilege as he notes that his track record in China will surely pave way for Ghanaian players in the future.
“First of all, I want to thank God for such an opportunity. It is a big honour and privilege for me and I know with the little I have done here, it will pave way for Ghanaian players who will be coming here in the future. The Chinese football market will be on Ghanaian players a lot”, he said.
“Mikel Obi was my captain but left after the 2018 World Cup. The coach invited me one day and handed me the captaincy. I’m sure they have seen the qualities in me hence giving such a responsibility. I have not been under pressure since I was handed over the captaincy. I had shown qualities even before I was handed over the captaincy”, Frank Acheampong added.
The 26-year old joined Tianjin TEDA in 2018 in a transfer from Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Anderlecht.