Wahab Ackwei

Wahab Ackwei (born 19 October 1996) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a defender for USL League One club Richmond Kickers.

Wahab Ackwei
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-10-19) 19 October 1996
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Richmond Kickers
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Inter Allies 56 (3)
2018 New York Red Bulls II 7 (0)
2019– Richmond Kickers 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October 2019


Inter Allies

Ackwei made his debut in Ghanaian professional football during the 2015 season with Inter Allies FC in the Ghanaian Division One. Ackwei scored his first goal for Inter Allies on 20 March 2017 in a 1–0 victory over Tema Youth F.C..[1] On 28 June 2017 he scored the loan goal for Inter Allies in a 1-0 victory over Bechem United.[2] On 8 October 2017 Ackwei scored his teams opening goal from the penalty spot in a 2-0 victory over Medeama S.C..[3] At the conclusion of the 2017 season in which he scored 3 goals in 23 appearances it was reported that clubs from Europe and Major League Soccer were in pursuit of the defender.[4]

Ackwei played at the club for three years before leaving at the expiration of his contract during December 2017.[5] After leaving Inter Allies, it was reported that Ackwei had an offer from Accra Hearts of Oak after a deal with Danish club Viborg FF failed to materialize.[6]

New York Red Bulls II

On 14 February 2018 it was announced that Ackwei had signed with New York Red Bulls II.[7]

Career statistics

As of 22 June 2019[8]
Club Season League Cup[lower-alpha 1] Continental Other Total
Inter Allies 2015 Ghana Premier League 12000120
2016 Ghana Premier League 21000210
2017 Ghana Premier League 23300233
Total 563000000563
New York Red Bulls II 2018 USL 700070
Richmond Kickers 2019 USL League One 1201100131
Career total 753110000764
  1. Appearance in the U.S. Open Cup


  1. "Inter Allies Defender Wahab Ackwei Wants To Add Goals To His Game". sportsnetghana.com. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  2. "Match report: Inter Allies 1-0 Bechem United". ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  3. "Match report: Inter Allies 2-0 Medeama". 777score.ng. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  4. "Top clubs in Europe and America chasing Inter Allies defender Wahab Ackwei". topghananews.com. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  5. "Wahab Ackwei leaves Inter Allies after 3 years". sunnews.info. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  6. "Ackwei agrees terms with Hearts". sunnews.info. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  7. "NYRB II Sign Steven Echevarria and Wahab Ackwei". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  8. Wahab Ackwei at Soccerway

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