Frank mr. acheampong, four seasons crowd pleaser at RSC Anderlecht, football today in the Chinese league. How fared it there? Sport/Voetbalmagazine spoke with the Ghanaian cut out for sprinter.
To mr. acheampong, since last summer, a player of the Chinese Tianjin Teda FC, the league already from the beginning of november. Now he wants to especially lost time with his partner Momie and their daughter Franklina catch up. In total, Frankie two-month vacation – he is only in January in Spain expected for the voorbereidingsstage with his club.
In the meantime, shuttling between Ghana and his abode in Roosdaal, a village hidden deep in the Pajottenland. “My girlfriend and daughter are in Belgium, lagging behind. I found it to be not a good idea for my rented house to say, and with all the family to China to move, ” says mr. acheampong. “The decision to only go to China to attract has consequences for our family life. The past few weeks I have a lot of quality time with my daughter, but that does not, of course, all is well. Later, she will understand why I so far from home am going to play football. Skype solves a lot of on. Already compensates for the loneliness… I will look forward to next year: the girls come to me after the preparation for the first search in China.”
No Premier League
In his first five matches in China he was only once in the base, and he fell four times from the selection. But after that difficult period, he was the hero of the town by two times to score in the derby against Tianjin Quanjian.
Mr. acheampong: “I then played in support of Mbaye Diagne (ex-Lierse, ed.). Axel Witsel could me barely follow. I called to him, laughing, that it is not a Anderlecht-Standard was! We had the match lost, then we had a half leg in second class. And just in that match to score two in two minutes. I was just out from the world. I remember that I thought: what happens to me here all? I just had the club from the relegation saved.”
With four goals in ten matches, he has not poorly done in the last campaign. But perhaps he had goals rather made in the Premier League, his big dream… a transfer to Hull City, he saw last season by the nose drilled.
‘Everyone knows what happened: Anderlecht said no. I had to continue to the title to help win. The board struck even a bid of 7 million euros. Of course I was angry – Anderlecht me when my dream deprived – and I have not hidden.
‘The board has heavily on me to talk to them and in the end, we still have a fair agreement: I was allowed for a limited amount go where I wanted. On condition that we champion.’
Nevertheless, the winger Anderlecht nothing amiss. On the contrary. It remains the club of his heart, he says to Sport/Voetbalmagazine. Was return an option? Mr. acheampong: “Definitely not in november, as is here and there suggested. My lease ran until december 31. But never say never: Anderlecht is forever in my heart. And only the man above can predict the future.
‘If you give me the next year at the Anderlecht encounter, will it be for the team to come and encourage you. I’m still in the WhatsAppgroep of the team. For one reason or another they have me still not thrown out. And they should not try it!’
Read the full interview with Frank to mr. acheampong in our +zone, or in Sport/Voetbalmagazine of Wednesday 13 december.