Truck load of energy, pace, good recovery, excellent delivery and athleticism are but a few of West Africa Football Academy’s left back sensation – John Tedeku.

An initial maligned position has been transmogrified into one of the most vital positions in modern football due to their contribution up front and in defense. profiles 18-year-old Dansoman-born left back in the mould of John Tedeku, who has amassed a total seven games in the suspended Ghana Premier League.

Full name: John Tedeku

Country: Ghana

Date of birth: 04/01/2002 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Dansoman (Ghana)

Height: 172cm

Weight: 65kg

Youth career: Dansoman Barcelona, WAFA (since 2014)

Current club: WAFA/WAFA B

Squad number: 3

National team: –

Position: central defender, left-back

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by –

Tournaments participated in: Next Generation trophy in Austria 5 times , TDA tournament in Ivory coast 4 times

Contract until: Unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Aleksandar Kolarov


– pace and acceleration

– tackling and intercepting

– technique

– crossing

– passing

– aerial duels

– dribbling

– ball control

Style of play:

– complete full-back

– creative player with great technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control and fast direction shifts in possession

– tall, well-built, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– likes to cross

– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game

– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch

– equally competent offensively as defensively

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– very comfortable with the ball at his feet

– likes to be involved to build-up process thanks to his great technique, tactical intelligence & passing ability at all distances

– endless energy and his powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes in the left side

– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses

– provides fluidity and dynamism going forward

– fairly good in the air

– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various demanding tactical systems

He is best suited to playing as:

Left-back in 4-3-3.


2015 Next generation runner-up with WAFA.

League summary (as for 29 December 2019):

Ghana Premier league 2019/2020 (ongoing): 7 matches (WAFA first team)


John Tedeku joined West African football Academy in 2014, from Dansoman Barcelona. He is a part of the new wave of highly talented West African football Academy players which includes, among others, Enock Asubonteng, Sampson Agyepong, Daniel Owusu & Marvin Owusu.

He made his professional debut for WAFA first team in the first game of the 2019/20 season away at Karela United in Ghana Premier league.


“John is a left back with a great engine and a desire to get forward and link up in attack. The defender is also a great asset at set pieces, both in defence and attack.”

(Manuel Cyril GH Football scout) Scout potential rating:


Player has potential to become a key player in a top European or African club.

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