Fortuna Dusseldorf sign Ghanaian youngster Kelvin Ofori
Fortuna Dusseldorf sign Ghanaian youngster Kelvin Ofori
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Fortuna Dusseldorf sign Ghanaian youngster Kelvin Ofori

​Ghanaian youngster Kelvin Ofori has officially signed a three-year deal with Fortuna Dusseldorf after he reportedly showed great potential during his trial. 

Ofori who a Right to Dream Academy graduate has become the third Ghanaian to be signed by Fortuna after Bernard Tekpetey and Nana Ampomah who both made moves to the side this summer.

"Fortuna Dusseldorf have contracted offensive player Kelvin Ofori," the club announced on their official website on Tuesday.

"The 18-year-old offensive talent from Ghana has signed a contract until 2022 and will hence play with the No. 14 at the back of his jersey."

The youngster scored during the side's 2-1 victory over Anderlecht in a preseason fixture and that proved to have been the memorable highlight during his trial - and that makes sense why he was offered a professional contract.

"I am very pleased to have signed my first professional contract with such a traditional club as Fortuna Dusseldorf," said the teenager.

"The Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world. I want to learn a lot here as a young player and develop myself step by step.

"The team and the whole club have helped me a lot in the first few weeks and I cannot wait to play in front of the great fans."

Ofori is set to make his maiden debut for his new club on Saturday, August 10 when they take on Villingen in the German Cup.

"Kelvin Ofori is a great talent in Ghana and we are very happy that he has chosen Fortuna," club board member Lutz Pfannenstiel remarked.

"He has a great technique and his pace makes him hard to defend.

"We are convinced that he can develop as best as possible with us."

Ofori's Bundesliga bow could come on August 17 when Dusseldorf play away to Werder Bremen on matchday one. 

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