Frank Acheampong becomes first Ghanaian captain in the Chinese League as he’s named Tianjin Teda new Captain

Black Stars winger Frank Acheampong has been named captain of Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda, becoming the first Ghanaian to Captain a Super League side in China.

Acheampong who joined the Chinese club in July 2017 on a six-month loan spell from the Belguim club Anderlecht football club. After scoring 9 times to safeguard Tianjin Teda’s stay in the Chinese top flight.

The 2015 African Cup of Nations Silver medalist’s 17 goals tally in the 2018 season is the highest by a player in the single-season in the history of the club.

His head coach Uli Stielike’s decision to make the winger the new captain is seen by fans of the club as a reward for his hard work and commitment to the club after series of offer for the player to return to Europe. 

Frank is a leader and over the years has showed an exceptional leadership skills importantly on and off on the field comment by his head coach. 

The 26-year-old pacy winger takes up this challenge and assumes his new role in an away game against Hebei CFFC on Monday on matchday 5 of the CSL. The club has made its worse start to a season since Acheampong joined.

Teda has 3 losses and a draw from the opening 4 matches of the season, with just 1 point from a total of 12. But the new leader Frank Acheampong is poised to turn around the fortunes of the club.

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