Stacey West XI Wingers – More nominations

Derek Asamoah

This has to be a wind up, right? No? Really? He played 32 times, he scored twice and did very little else, yet here is is, wedged in between the obviously ironic nominations of Kingsley Black and Mustapha Carayol.

Asamoah signed for the Imps after falling out with then Mansfield Town boss Carlton Palmer. He was lightning quick and showed lots of promise but struggled badly with finding the back of the net. Both his goals came at Sincil Bank, one in a 2-1 win over Oxford and another in a 3-1 win against Chester. His performance in that game prompted Chester to take him on loan where he scored four times, as many goals in just 17 games as he managed in 43 for Lincoln. Since then he’s played in a couple of different countries and represented Ghana four times, scoring once. He popped up again at Carlisle a few seasons ago after his nomadic wanderings took him to France, Scotland, Bulgaria and South Korea.

Asamoah always threatened to be a potent force in League Two for City, but he was found wanting when we needed him most. He was quick, one of the quickest players I’ve ever seen for Lincoln. He did have bundles of pace in his locker though, but a lack of end product contributed to his abysmally low goal count. I don’t have his assist stats, but having been at most games he played in I’d wager you could count them on one hand.

When he left Keith Alexander echoed my comments; “I’m sorry to see him go as he’s been a good servant to the club, albeit at times you want more of an end product. He’s a crowd pleaser and a likeable lad and I wish him all the best.”

3 Comments

  1. What!!! Not a mention of Gordon Hughes. The wee man we bought from Derby. Now there was a winger. Ask your Dad…Or maybe someone older about him.

  2. Re Danny N’Guessan, remember a night game at the Bank, he came on as a second half sub.
    As he came on I said, which Danny is it tonight? cart horse or thoroughbred? After is first touch, cart horse it is then.
    Had the skill but so frustrating!

  3. The reason David Johnson didn’t suit John Beck was because he couldn’t head the ball despite being at least 6ft, which was also the reason he was usually played out wide. A talented player who should have done better.

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