Ofori draws praise from New York City boss Vieira

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The former France international believes the Ghanaian has a great future in Major League Soccer following an inspiring display last week

New York City FC manager Patrick Vieira has heaped praise on Ghana international Ebenezer Ofori following a brilliant performance on his Major League Soccer debut against New England Revolution last week, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

The 22-year-old, who joined the Pigeons on loan from Bundesliga side Stuttgart last February, impressed the club's faithful and the former Arsenal captain who couldn't hide his admiration.

''He showed a lot of experience [in the Major League Soccer game]. He was really calm on the ball,'' Vieira told his club's website.

''Defensively, I think he helped the team a lot. When a player gives everything to the team this is the minimum that I ask. I think “Eben” was really good for us and he will be a really important player for us,'' he added.

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Ofori was on the books of Ghana Premier League side New Edubiase before completing a move to AIK Stockholm in 2013.

He is expected to start against San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday as New York continue their push to avoid relegation this season.

 

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