Blessing: How money decided my move to Major League Soccer

Kim Klement
The former Liberty Professionals playmaker sheds light on his decision to pursue his career in the USA

Sporting Kansas City youngster Latif Blessing is the latest to lament the poor player remuneration in the Ghana Premier League.

Adjudged Best Player in the topflight last season, the winger knows the championship too well.

He currently plays for the Major League Soccer side, with whom he is reportedly guaranteed a salary of $74,379 this season, after joining from Liberty Professionals in February.

"The league in Ghana isn't paying good money, they aren't treating the players well," said Blessing, as reported by Pulse Ghana.

"That's why everyone there wants to go to another professional league, to get something for their future and their family.

"My background is very poor, but [in MLS], every month I can send money to my family. 

"I'm just so happy to be here."

By his early good showing, KC fans will agree the attacker is worth his money.

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Following a brief loan spell away upon joining the side, he has so far netted five goals in all competition, including three in Major League Soccer.

On Saturday, he emerged the hero as his second half strike earned Peter Vermes' lads a 3-2 triumph over Chicago Fire.


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