Latif Blessing: I joined the MLS for money

The former Liberty Professionals marksman is enjoying life in the Major Soccer League (MLS)

Blessings in his second season in the Ghanaian topflight league bagged 17 goals and won the league's top scorer cum Most Valuable Player for the 2015-16 season.

He was sought after by giants like Kotoko and Hearts on the  domestic scene, but he completed a mouthwatering deal with Kansas City in the Major Soccer League (MLS).

The former Liberty Professionals attacking midfielder has stated the sort of financial impact plying his trade abroad has made in his life.

"The league in Ghana isn't paying good money, they aren't treating the players well," said Blessing, who is making a guaranteed salary of $74,379 with SKC this season.

"That's why everyone there wants to go to another professional league, to get something for their future and their family... My background is very poor, but (in MLS), every month I can send money to my family. I'm just so happy to be here."

Latif has bagged three goals in fourteen appearances to help Sporting Kansas City to the summit of the MLS Western Conference table in the Regular season.


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