Ohene Kennedy
Personal information
Full name Ohene Kennedy
Date of birth (1973-04-28) 28 April 1973 (age 48)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Mysterious DwarfsDwarfs
1993–1997 Al-Nassr
1997–2002 MKE Ankaragücü 106 (38)
2002–2003 Adanaspor 0 (0)
2003–2004 Dhanmondi Club
National team
1994–2000 Ghana 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ohene Kennedy (born 28 April 1973) is a retired Ghanaian football striker.

Club career

Kennedy's golden days were with Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, where he played and scored many goals. He began his professional career at the Mysterious Dwarfs club of Ghana in the 1992–93 season, aged 19.

He joined Al-Nassr in 1993, and soon became one of the team's most valuable players and top scorers. In total, he scored 74 goals for Al-Nassr and won the Saudi league twice; 1994 and 1995, he also was the league's top scorer in 1996 with 14 goals. He had 4 hat-tricks during this period. On 10 November 1996, he scored a hat-trick for Al-Nassr to win 3–2 against Persepolis in the 1996–97 Asian Club Championship quarterfinals.

He later played in Turkey for MKE Ankaragücü and Adanaspor, then in Bangladesh for Dhanmondi Club.

International career

He was part of the Ghanaian 2000 African Nations Cup team, who exited in the quarter-finals after losing to South Africa. He was also a member of the Ghanaian squad at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Post-Retirement

Kennedy went to live in Croydon, England after retirement from football, where he worked for a transportation company called Dynamic Parcel Distribution (DPD).

Career statistics

International

Ghana national team
Year Apps Goals
1994 2 0
1994 1 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 2 0
1999 1 0
2000 1 0
Total 7 0

Statistics accurate as of match played 6 February 2000[1]

Honours

Club

Al-Nassr[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohene Kennedy". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 26 March 2018.