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Wahab Ackwei Named to USL League One Team of the Week

By Patrick Wood, 04/09/19, 3:30PM EDT


Kickers Defender Honored After Six Clearances Against Tormenta FC

RICHMOND, Va. – (Tuesday, April 9, 2019) – USL League One announced on Tuesday that Kickers defender Wahab Ackwei was named to the Team of the Week for Week 2 of the league’s inaugural 2019 season.

Ackwei recorded six clearances and recorded an 86.8 percent passing accuracy in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against South Georgia Tormenta FC. The 22 year-old Ghanian signed with the Kickers after spending the 2018 season with New York Red Bulls II in the USL Championship.

The Kickers return to action this Saturday night, as they make their first road trip of the season traveling to Lansing Ignite FC for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff. This match will be available on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and streaming online on ESPN+.

USL League One Team of the Week

GK – Alex Mangels, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Mangels posted a four-save shutout in the Red Wolves’ 1-0 victory against Forward Madison FC on Saturday night.

D – Conner Antley, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Antley recorded assists on all three goals in Tormenta FC’s midweek win against FC Tucson, and over a two-game week won 16 of 23 duels and made 12 recoveries and six interceptions.

D – Connor Tobin, Forward Madison FC: Tobin posted 11 clearances, went 3 of 3 in duels and completed 78 of 90 passes overall to anchor a solid backline display by the Flamingos.

D – Richard Dixon, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Dixon helped the Red Wolves record their first shutout as he made six clearances, won 8 of 13 duels and had two interceptions against Madison.

D – Wahab Ackwei, Richmond Kickers: Akwei led the Kickers defense with four interceptions and also notched six clearances and completed 66 of 76 passes in Richmond’s shutout against South Georgia.

M – Kevin Politz, Greenville Triumph SC: Politz scored the late game-winning goal to give Greenville its first victory in club history while also completing 38 of 47 passes and winning 6 of 9 duels.

M – Luca Petrasso, Toronto FC II: Petrasso notched the game-winning goal with a sharply-taken volley and completed 12 of 14 passes to help TFC II defeat Orlando in its season-opener.

M – Charlie Dennis, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Over two outings, Dennis recorded 20 possession recoveries, won 14 of 21 duels and almost provided the go-ahead goal with a free kick that was tipped onto the crossbar against Richmond on Saturday.

F – Jake Keegan, Greenville Triumph SC: Keegan scored the first goal in Triumph SC history and completed 21 of 22 passes in the club’s victory on Saturday night against Lansing.

F – Marco Micaletto, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Micaletto scored the insurance goal for Tormenta FC against FC Tucson on Wednesday, and for the week completed 35 of 41 passes and had 10 recoveries.

F – Devin Vega, FC Tucson: Vega scored the opening goal, notched three key passes and completed 22 of 29 passes overall in Tucson’s visit to South Georgia Tormenta FC last Wednesday night.