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Sporting Kansas City sign Ghanaian winger Latif Blessing

Sporting KC have officially announced the signing of a new winger.

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Sporting Kansas City announced on Monday that they have signed Ghanaian winger Latif Blessing.

The 20-year-old is under contract through 2019 with an option for 2020. He’ll occupy an international spot, which brings Sporting Kansas City up to eight on their current roster.

Blessing comes from Liberty Professionals FC in Ghana, where he was named 2016 Ghana Premier League Player of the Year after scoring 17 goals. He was also named to the Ghana 30-man provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations but did not make the final roster.


Latif Blessing (lah-TEEF)

Position: Forward

Born: 12/30/1996 (20 years old)

Height: 5-7

Weight: 140 lbs.

Last Club: Liberty Professionals (Ghana)

Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

Citizenship: Ghana

Here’s the full roster with the addition of Blessing.