Swiss Football giants FC Basel has signed talented Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Essiam.
The 18-year-old joins the Switzerland club from Ghana Premier League side Berekum Chelsea.
Emmanuel Essiam was part of the glorious Ghana U-20 national team who won the 2020 African Youth Championship.
The midfielder has signed a 4-year deal with FC Basel after they scouted him in the African Youth Championship held in Mauritania in 2020.
He’s been a top performer for Berekum Chelsea in the Ghana Premier League.
Speaking to the club’s media on his signing, Emmanuel Essiam revealed how excited he was when he heard that FC Basel were interested in him.
He assured fans of the club that he will help them win more trophies and compete in European competitions.
🗣️ "𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙄 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙁𝘾 𝘽𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙡 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙚, 𝙄 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙮𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮."
— FC Basel 1893 🇬🇧 (@FC_Basel_en) January 3, 2022
Emmanuel Essiam will be the 2nd Ghanaian to feature for FC Basel after Samuel Inkoom started for them from 2019 to 2011.