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Focus on Kwesi Appiah

Views of journalist from Cambridge News

5 June 2017

By Chris Slavin

AFC Wimbledon will be getting a striker in Kwesi Appiah who is capable of scoring all different types of goals, according to Cambridge News Reporter Michael Vaughton.

During two spells with Cambridge United, Kwesi's form in front of goal and his swashbuckling style made him a firm favourite with the fans and supporters of the League 2 club had clamoured for his return since he left in 2015.

Speaking to the official website, Michael, who reports on Cambridge United, recalled: "When I watched Kwesi he showed that he was good on the ball, a very good finisher, and scored different types of goals. You got the impression that he could always score from 20 yards out, but he was also capable of getting a close-range header or a tap-in. His first spell at Cambridge was when the club was in non league and it did not take him long to become a favourite with the fans. Kwesi also came back to Cambridge for the 2014/15 season and scored 10 goals until his loan ended in January.

"Kwesi really captured the imagination of the Cambridge supporters and they were clamouring for him to come back again. Fans were saying on Twitter last week that it was a shame Kwesi did not come back here for a third spell. Kwesi had actually left Cambridge when he played in the Africa Cup of Nations, but we continued to followed his progress and he rang me back to do an interview about his experiences. He is a nice bloke too and he made a lasting impression on people here."

Of course, Kwesi previously had a successful loan spell here and the gallery of pictures above includes the striker scoring against Newport County and Plymouth in April 2014.

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