Sani Dey signs first professional contract in Canada

Sani Dey begins new life in Canada second division

Dey, a former student of Labone Secondary School in Accra is currently preparing to enter his second year at Mohawk University in Ontario where his eleven goals in his first year made him the school's top scorer in the 2016/17 season, on the back of which he also just signed his first professional contract with Burlington SC.

Fresh from also emerging top scorer for Ontario U21 Provincial League South side, Erin Mills Soccer Club and second top scorer overall in the academy league with 14 goals in 10 games, Dey transferred to Burlington SC last week on an initial one-year contract as he takes steps up in pursuit of his careers goals, chief among them to play for the Ghana national team.

He is not one to waste time at all, assisting for one goal and winning a penalty for another even though his 10-man side lost 2-3 to Vorkuta last Saturday, barely days after he joined the club.

Burlington are currently second on the table with 25 points, six adrift of leaders, Ukraine FC after 12 matches. Dey however has set himself the task of scoring the goals to power Burlington to the top.

"I'm happy to be scouted and signed by Burlington Soccer Club, and having the chance to play in the second division of the Canadian soccer league would be a great exposure to show my skills," the 19 year old goal poacher told this writer in Canada.

"My target is to help my new club win the league, and I played my first game on Saturday and I'm happy how it went. I created two chances, one a penalty and the other a pass for the goal even though we lost," he explained.

Beyond signing his first professional contract and chasing his career dreams, young Dey also has his eyes firmly set on representing his country in international football and is working hard to draw the attention of national team selectors.

"I sure would like to play in Europe and also for my country whenever I'm called because I think I'm fit and strong to bang in the goals for Ghana, I'm ever ready," he said.


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