Richard Apetor Facts

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Francis Kokoroko

Richard Apetor Facts

Name: Richard Apetor

Age: 20

City: Accra

Position: striker

Soccer strengths: Height (6 foot 3) and bullish strength.

How he found football: “Football is in his blood … his grandfather, father and elder brother all played football,” says his mother.

Soccer status: Plays with Legon FC. Previously with local Colt team, Manal FC, and third division clubs Coasant FC and Middlesbrough. Teaches soccer to children at the One World Academy.

Who inspires him: Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović.

Quote: On coaching kids: “I feel the need to help them out and learn from them. It is fun. I love this game.”