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Ghanaian footballer Ransford Osei retires at 30.

Ransford Osei of Ghana 

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Ransford Osei

Former Ghanaian Youth International Ransford Osei has announced his retirement from professional football at age 30.

The former Ghana U-17 and U-20 player made this announcement in an interview with Humble Ike on his YouTube Channel.

Ransford’s last active play was for Lithuanian side FK Palanga which was his 11th club throughout his professional career.

The former Kotoko striker earned his fame in 2009 after leading the Black Satellites to perform incredibly well in the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup.

Ransford Osei was named the top scorer of the 2009 African Youth Championship which was held in Rwanda after he had scored seven goals in the tournament with the notable one against Cameroon in the final.

Prior to this, however, in 2007, World Soccer Magazine recognized Osei as one of the 50 Most Exciting Teenagers on the planet in their November Issue.

At club level, Ransford Osei in the local league played for Kessben FC now Medeama SC, Berekum Chelsea and Asante Kotoko. Also in Europe, he featured for clubs like FC Twente, Granada, FK Palanga among others.

Meanwhile, he only featured twice in the Senior National Team, the Black Stars

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