Sammy Adjei Jnr taking Danish football by storm

DANISH first division club Naestved Boldkub, has offered prolific goal-poacher Sammy Adjei Jnr, a two-year contract renewal, after just a season.

Adjei, son of Ghana former international – Sammy Adjei, signed a year’s contract for the Danish side in January, this year, endearing himself to the club which now believes the Ghanaian-American has the firepower to drive them to elite football.

“I’m thrilled to have been given another contract. I think it’s another opportunity to perk up and improve than the previous season and make the club and the fans very happy,” he said.

The young striker started all 15 games after embossing his signature on the mast of Naestved Boldkub and in the process poked home 11 goals and nine assists.

“I believe I could help the club to achieve their premiership target, but I also reckon that a lot of hard work would have to be put in, something I never shy away from as an American,” he told the Times Sports yesterday during a chat.

The Boldklub net-finder is excited by the faith and trust that his coach – a former Danish national team goalkeeper, Mogens Krogh, has imposed in him, and that fires him up to drive beyond the normal distance.

“Thankfully, I have teammates who are as ambitious as me, and I have fans who sing my name during matches.

It’s just the kind of setting any young player wants in order to succeed,” he added.

According to Sammy Jnr, he will continue to work assiduously to gain a call-up into either the US Olympic, US national team or Ghana’s national team.

Just like any professional player, getting to play in the top-flight league and breaking into the national team, is the dream.

The 22-year-old Adjei, who played for the Reserve team of New York Red Bulls in the US Major League Soccer (MLS), and rammed home more than a dozen goals, first joined another Danish team Sydvest mid-season.

At Sydvest, Sam smashed in six goals from nine games – some from incredible distances. Fascinated by his exploits, officials of Naestved ‘pounced’ on Adjei to have his signature at the end of the season – a move that eventually culminated in the one-year contract – and now a new two-year deal.

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