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SCOTLAND: Dunfirmline Athletic manager James McPake speaks highly of Ghanaian defender Ewan Otoo

Ewan completed a 3-year permanent move to Dunfirmline from Celtic after an initial loan period with the Pars

Dunfirmline manager James McPake has spoken highly of Ghananain defender Ewan Otoo after the player completed his move to the club from Celtic.

Ewan completed a 3-year permanent move to Dunfirmline from Celtic after an initial loan period with the Pars.

The Ghanaian defender impressed Dunfirmline manager during his loan spell, necessitating a permanent move to the championship side.

Ewan helped the side to gain promotion from the League One to the Championship with his great outing for the side, featuring in all 11 games game after joining.

Speaking about Ewan after completing his move to Dunfermline, James McPake disclosed how he has closely followed the Ghanaian for about 6 years in his playing career.

James McPake expressed his excitement at having Ewan back at the KDM Group East End Park and mentioned that he has been following the player’s development ever since he was fourteen or fifteen and playing for Celtic. Ewan had already been chosen to bolster the team when Dundee recalled Sam Fisher.

“When Rhys Breen got injured, we got a real performance from Ewan. He would have come in and had an impact anyway but we saw in the later stages of the season just how good he could be,” he told the club.

“Similar to Kane Ritchie-Hosler, he just had to bide his time and what I liked about that was he never spat the dummy out, he worked really hard.

“He came from a big club in the last year of his contract but obviously maybe with options of the next year but he just wanted to work hard every day and wait for his turn to get in the team,” he added.

Ewan, who is just 20, is eligible to play for Ghana despite representing Scotland at several youth levels.

Sheikh Tophic Sienu

Tophic Abdul-Kadir with the pen name Sheikh Tophic Sienu is a Ghanaian journalist with specialization in sports reporting and media consultancy. He has been a practicing sports journalist since 2008 and a media consultant for many government agencies and private sector organizations. He studied Communications Studies at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi and is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic communications at the African University college of communications in Accra. He also holds B.ed in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba. Married and blessed with two handsome boys and a girl, Sheikh Tophic Sienu resides in Accra, the capital of Ghana and currently works as the editor for West Africa’s fastest growing football portal – FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh Until his appointment as editor for FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh, Sheikh Tophic Sienu was the editor for the colourful football portal 442gh.com and also spent three years with the biggest football website in Ghana, GHANAsoccernet.com as a writer and reporter. He is a regular television analyst/football pundit on Ghana Television (GTV), Metro TV as well as serving as a pundit for the Bundesliga on match days on GTV Sports+. He’s highly respected for his knowledge of the African game, his punditry on the German Bundesliga as well as his admiration and consistent updates of the Bundesliga, the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup as well as the AFCON on social and mainstream media. He is one of a few football writers in Ghana to have had the opportunity of traveling to cover the Bundesliga on a media visit organized by the DfB International and broadcast partners StarTimes. He is a well-organized team player, detailed-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. He has covered several events including top international sporting events – Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), West Africa football Union (WAFU) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar- as well as serving as a consultant for several football clubs and media outlets in Ghana. He is a perfectionist and always wants to achieve the best out of the lot. He is always a unifier wherever he is found as well as helping to accelerate the achievement of goals and has positioned himself as a valuable resource in a variety of situations. Even though he believes in certificates, he believes in what he can do more than what he has. He is highly connected in the Ghanaian media as well as several Africa countries and is a valuable asset to facilitate and accelerate the achievement of goals through the media and communication industry.

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