American USL Championship side Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, have announced the signing of Ghanaian defender Wahab Ackwei from Rio Grande Valley FC. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.
“I’m super excited to join a well-organized and amazing team. I can’t wait to get started,” said Ackwei. “Hopefully we can achieve something wonderful and celebrate with the amazing fans. Ready to fight for the badge!”
Ackwei comes to the Switchbacks from recently playing with Rio Grande Valley FC. Throughout the 2023 season, he netted two goals, had 66 clearances, won 14 tackles, and held a passing accuracy of 80.8%.
The Ghana international started his professional career playing in the Ghana Premier League for Inter Allies FC from 2014-2017. The following year, Ackwei made seven appearances for New York Red Bulls II.
Ackwei, 27, played two seasons starting in 2019 with the Richmond Kickers recording 29 interceptions, 97 clearances, and 22 tackles. In 2021, Ackwei was signed to play for Loudon United FC for a season making nine appearances.
“Wahab has been a primary target of ours for a while now. Delighted to finally get him on board and excited to have him integrate into the 2024 group,” said Technical Director & Assistant Coach, James Chambers.
”He is a terrific person and has a real desire to continue to develop, He’ll bring a great mentality to the group and we are excited to welcome him to the organization.”