No time to waste: Afriyie Acquah thrown straight into Sampdoria mix

Afriyie Acquah has settled into life at Sampdoria after the Black Stars midfielder trained with his new club moments after completing his loan switch from Parma, passing medicals at the Laboratorio Albaro.

Acquah had sealed the move on transfer deadline day but had to do the complementary medicals on Thursday morning after arriving in Italy following participation at the just ended 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with the Ghana national team.

And moments after getting presented with his new jersey, than Sampdoria coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic called him to join his teammates in Thursday evening’s training session.

“No time to put on the suit, Sampdoria that the coach has thrown him into the fray. We are talking about Afriyie Acquah, the newest home Sampdoria player who is immediately employed in yellow bib from Sinisa Mihajlovic during today’s afternoon session on the main lawn of the “Mugnaini.” training games,” stated Sampdoria’s own official website.

“Under a sun almost spring and in front of a good number of fans, Sampdoria dealt mainly in practice match tactics, and did not include injured players,” the statement added.

Acquah who featured in a total of 14 (12 starts) of Parma’s Serie A matches before leaving for the Africa Cup of Nations, joins compatriot, Alfred Duncan at Sampdoria who have an option to sign him permanently in June. Follow @thedonplato

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