RB Salzburg midfielder Lawrence Agyekum has credited his former side, West African Football Academy, for helping him grow into a “complete” midfielder.
The teenage player joined the Sogakope-based team in 2017 and quickly made a name for himself as one of Ghana’s top soccer players at the moment.
In 2022, he signed a contract with Salzburg, one of the most successful clubs in Austria, thanks to his performances with WAFA.
Lawrence, who made three appearances for the first time, played a key role for Liefering, the club’s lower division team, and helped secure their berth in the UEFA Youth League final despite falling to Benfica.
The 19-year-old expresses appreciation to WAFA for helping to shape him into a skilled footballer.
“WAFA is a good developing Academy and helped me a lot in my development.
“When I was playing for my colts team, I realized there are certain things I lacked but when I got to WAFA, I was taught pressing, moment, time to pass, time to dribble, both on the pitch and off the pitch [classroom],” Lawrence said to JoySports.
The player is one of two Ghanaians currently at the club’s first team alongside Forson Amankwah