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Richard

Amon

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Midfielder/Forward
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 140
Year: Junior
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
High School: Accra Academy
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

SOPHOMORE (2017)

  • Play in 8 games for the Knights this season
  • Had a shot in the game vs Elon (8/27)

FRESHMAN (2016)

  • Appeared in 13 matches, making six starts
  • Registered three goals and one assist, while taking 14 shots
  • Made an immediate impact in UCF debut by scored two goals at Grand Canyon (8/26)
  • Contributed an assist in a defeat at FGCU (9/14)
  • Scored a goal and added four shots against North Florida (9/21)
  • Aided the Knights to clean sheets against SMU (10/1) and Cincinnati (11/5)

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Competed with the Accra Academy coached by Abdulaziz Fatsu
  • Helped Alema Hall to capture the inter halls soccer competition and finished as the top scorer with four goals and one assist.
  • Selected as the most promising player in 2014
  • Named the school’s most valuable player in 2015
  • Appeared in eight matches during the 2015 campaign and tallied 11 goals and four assists
  • Played with the Aviation All-Stars, a mixture of amateurs and professionals, and finished second in the Team La Futball Tournament (November 2014) and scored the game-winning goal at the T.T. Caternon 2015 championship
  • Chosen by his academy to appear in the ASAL soccer tryout and was named the most outstanding player. He earned a scholarship that covered the cost of editing his soccer video to gain exposure in applying to a university in the U.S.
  • Played in the ASAL soccer showcase in fall of 2015 and was tabbed as the best player at the event
  • Recognized as the ASAL Male Player of the Month in January 2016
  • Practiced with the Change for Children Football Club (CFC), coached by Ahmed Rockson, while on school vacation

PERSONAL

  • Born on Sept. 3, 1999 in Accra, Ghana
  • Son of Amon and Diana Kotey
  • Brothers: Martey and Sadiq
  • Intends to major in information technology
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