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The virtually unknown Ghanaian midfielder has attained cult status in the Asian country where he is the key man in their national team

The Kyrgyzstan national football team are banking their hopes on naturalised Ghanaian midfielder David Tetteh to help revive the country’s fortunes after their long era in the dark.

Tetteh, who plays for local side Dordoi Bishkek, has risen to stardom in the former USSR colony after his impressive outing for them in the 2014 Asian Challenge Cup qualifiers last month which he single handedly sent them through.

The 27-year-old midfielder netted all the goals in the country’s win over Macau, Pakistan and Tajikistan and he has been widely tipped by coach Sergey Dvoryankov to take the country to greater heights. The coach further took to national television to thank everyone who gave the player Kyrgyzstan citizenship.

Recently, he was named as the most adored footballer in the country and is expected to captain the team in the near future.

He has previously played for Tajikistani-based Regar TadAZ and also spent two seasons at Dordoy-Dinamo Naryn.

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