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.