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Switchbacks sign a pair of Ghanaian players for 2019

New General Manager Brian Crookham puts his first touches on the 2019 squad.

Ibrahim Yaro (left) | Kwasi Donsu (right)
Ibrahim Yaro (left) | Kwasi Donsu (right)
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

Today, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced the signing of midfielder Kwasi Donsu and defender Ibrahim Yaro from Ghanaian club Medeama SC, pending USL Championship and USSF approval. These are the first international signings of the 2019 season.

“We are very excited to have Donsu and Yaro join us for the 2019 season. We had the advantage of seeing them live with Medeama prior to their signing and it was clear that both are intense competitors who will immediately give the group a needed edge,” said Switchbacks Team General Manager Brian Crookham who traveled to Ghana last September.

The 23-year-old Donsu netted 22 goals in 39 appearances during the last two seasons with Medeama in Ghana’s Premier League. Yaro, 22, was just called up to the Ghanaian U23 National Team for the U23 African Cup of Nations back in December. The 22-year-old is mostly used as a centerback but also has experience playing rightback and holding midfielder.

 Ibrahim Yaro (left) | Kwasi Donsu (right)
Ibrahim Yaro (left) | Kwasi Donsu (right)
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

”Donsu is a dynamic attacker who loves to be on the ball. He will look to bring others into the game but will always find a way to be in the box and on the end of plays. His work on both sides of the ball will be a great asset as we look to implement our style of play. He is also dangerous every time he stands over a restart,” said Switchbacks Team General Manager Brian Crookham. “Yaro is an excellent 1v1 defender and rarely loses an aerial duel. He is a confident passer who will allow us to play from the back. He brings great athleticism to the back four and can play in multiple positions. These qualities have earned him recognition in the national team program.”