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Mahatma Otoo

Mahatma Otoo
Mahatma Osumanu Otoo (white shirt).jpg
Personal information
Full name Mahatma Osumanu Otoo
Date of birth (1992-02-06) February 6, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Balıkesirspor
Number 18
Youth career
Sporting St. Mirren
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Sporting St. Mirren 19 (8)
2009–2013 Hearts of Oak 117 (56)
2010ES Tunis (loan) 14 (4)
2013–2017 Sogndal 83 (25)
2017 Ümraniyespor 16 (1)
2017– Balıkesirspor 78 (17)
National team
Ghana U-17 12 (5)
2011 Ghana U-20 10 (4)
2011 Ghana U-23 19 (12)
2009– Ghana 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:29, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 15, 2013

Mahatma Osumanu Otoo (born February 6, 1992) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Balıkesirspor. He was the 2012-2013 Ghana Premier League top scorer with 20 goals.

Career

Early days

Otoo began his career in the youth side for Sporting St. Mirren who signed him on his first professional contract when he was 16 years old on 30 October 2008.[1] He earned the discovery player of the season title in the 2008/2009 season.[2] Otoo signed for the 2009/2010 season with Accra Hearts of Oak SC[3] finishing the season with a consecutive individual title winning the Ghana Premier League’s best player of the season.[4] In 2010, Otoo moved to Tunisian club Esperance Sportive de Tunis on loan.[5][6]

Hearts of Oak

Mahatma Otoo returned to Hearts of Oak in the second round of the 2010/11 season, while a club finished 10th in the league. The following season, 2011/12, Otoo scored 10 goals in the league. Otoo was made captain of Hearts of Oak by Charles Akonnor because of his way of playing and fighting spirit.[7] Otoo scored a hat-trick, which was the first in 2012/13 season in the 5-2 win over New Edubiase.[8] Otoo scored a brace at Berekum Arsenals.[9] Otoo renewed his contract with Accra Hearts of Oak for another season in May 2013.[10] Otoo scored a hat-trick against Tema Youth on the final game of the season and became a top scorer of Ghana Premier League with 20 goals.[11][12]

Sogndal

His performance attracted European clubs, with Club Brugge and Sogndal being front runners to land his signature. He moved to Sogndal on a three-year contract in the summer transfer window of 2013.[13]

He left the club on 1 January 2017.[14]

Career statistics

As of 3 November 2016[15]
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013 Sogndal Tippeligaen 10 0 0 0 10 0
2014 27 9 3 3 30 12
2015 OBOS-ligaen 26 13 3 2 29 15
2016 Tippeligaen 19 3 3 0 22 3
Career Total 82 25 9 5 91 30

International career

After his successful first season was called up for the Ghana national football team for the friendly game on 1 October 2009 against Argentina national football team[16] and played in the game his internationally senior debut[17] and played formerly in the Ghana national under-17 football team.[18]

In September 2011, Otoo played for Black Meteors of Ghana in the 2011 All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique. He was a top goalscorer of the tournament with 4 goals in 4 games.[citation needed]

In March 2013, Otoo was called up to the Ghana national football team by coach Kwesi Appiah.[19] Appiah described him as a “special player”.[20]

Honours

Accra Hearts of Oak

Ghana national under-23 football team

References

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  5. ^ "MTN Football". MTN Football. Archived from the original on 2016-03-24. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  6. ^ "Mahatma Otoo heads to Esperance - News". Kick Off. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  7. ^ "The Big Interview: High flying Mahatma Otoo knows what he has to do to stay flying". Goal.com. 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  8. ^ "Glo Premier League: Hearts rout New Edubiase 5 - 2 | Sports News". Sports.myjoyonline.com. 2012-10-14. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Mahatma Otoo renews Hearts of Oak contract". Goal.com. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 26, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Ajumane, Francis. "Otoo completes Sogndal move". Star Africa. Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Alle Eliteserie-overgangene i januar" (in Swedish). m.nettavisen.no. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Ulrik Flo". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ [3][dead link]
  18. ^ "GhanaDot.com...Sports .. Starlets win first match 8th African U-17 championship". Ghanadot.com. 2006-10-01. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 25, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Appiah: Mahatma Otoo is a 'special player' & the best in Ghana now". Goal.com. 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  21. ^ "Hearts Dominate PLB Awards | Xfm 95.1 NewsCenter". Ghanavoices.wordpress.com. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2016-04-05.

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