Sports News of Sunday, 9 July 2017
With four goals in two games, one of them a header of the season contender, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom topped the scorers’ chart of the current Europa League qualifying.
The richly in-form striker scored twice in both legs of the first round qualifying tie against Maltese side Floriana to advance Red Star Belgrade to second round of the qualifiers. He had scored 16 in 19 matches, prior.
Having joined the 1992 UEFA Champions League winners on what his agent Oliver Arthur described as purely ‘football reasons’, the 24-year old is finally living up to his billing as one of the most promising strikers in world football.
With the Serbian Premier League weeks away, Boakye-Yiadom is expected to star in the July 13 and 20 Europa League qualifying ties at Irtysh Pavlodar and at home.
Boakye-Yiadom was a surprise exclusion from Kwesi Appiah’s latest round of Ghana Black Star call-ups but, with such blossoming scoring form, he could be back for the World Cup qualifiers in September.