Leicester Mercury

On-loan Ghanaian midfielder waiting for his big chance


LEICESTER City loanee Kamal Sowah is waiting for the call that lets him fulfil his Premier League dream, writes Jordan Blackwell.

The versatile midfielder has made huge strides at sister club OH Leuven this season, starting every game in their first campaign back in the Belgian top flight and helping them to challenge for European qualificat­ion.

It is his fourth season on loan at

Leuven and the suggestion­s from Belgium are that it will be his last, given his good form.

Not only has the 21-year-old scored eight goals and provided six assists, his contributi­ons to the team effort have also been praised, with the Ghanaian playing in numerous roles across the midfield, up front and out wide, and providing boundless energy.

Sowah, who received a first senior internatio­nal call-up this month before injury prevented him from earning a first cap, signed a long-term contract with City in September and is just waiting for the time when the club’s hierarchy thinks he’s ready.

“I like it in Leuven,” he told Belgian paper Het Laatste Nieuws.

“This season I am learning a lot again under the new staff of OHL.

“It remains my intention to play in the Premier League with Leicester. When? “As soon as the sporting bosses there are of the opinion that I am performing sufficient­ly strongly to be able to cope with the high level there.”

Alongside Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall at Luton, Sowah has been the top performer of City’s loanees and Brendan Rodgers said at the end of last year he was keeping tabs on the youngster.

“We’ve spoken about him here, with Jon (Rudkin, director of football),” Rodgers said.

“We get regular updates on how he’s doing and he’s been doing very well.

“We’re keeping an eye on all of the players out on loan and he’s one who’s doing very well.”

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