Benjamin Tetteh was in action for Standard Liege on Wednesday

Benjamin Tetteh was in action for Standard Liege on Wednesday

By El Akyereko Frimpong

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Ghana youth international striker Benjamin Tetteh came off the Standard Liege bench to play in their 2-1 home victory over KV Mechelen in the Belgian Pro League on Wednesday night. 

The 18-year-old prodigious forward conspicuously missed The Reds’s 3-2 away victory over Sporting Charleroi on Sunday.

But, manager Yannick Ferrera restored the Ghana U20 international into his 18-man squad as he came off the bench to play in their slim win over Mechelen at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

Tetteh, who joined Liege from newly-promoted Ghana Premier League side Dreams FC during the summer transfer – August, stepped out of the dug-out in the 82nd minute to replace French international Anthony Knockaert.

Knockaert and Guinean international Mohamed Yattara combined to score two first-half goals to propel Liege to a crucial win which has now shot them out of the drop zone and are now competing for a mid-table slot.

Tetteh was one of the brightest spots in the 2015 Ghana U20 squad that failed to reach the quarter-finals of the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

He scored on his senior debut for the former Pro League title-winners, scoring the consolation in Liege’s 2-1 home loss against Westerlo in mid-October.

Tetteh was the second player to move to the Belgian top-flight league straight from the Ghanaian scene after Asiedu Attobrah joined Kortrijk from top-tier league side New Edubiase United.

There are ten Ghanaian players plying their trades in the Pro League with two – Mitch Apau (Netherlands) and Denis Odoi (Belgium), born out of Ghana.

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