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Neal swoops to bring back Kwesi

Dons boost firepower for next season

31 May 2017

Neal Ardley has bolstered his attacking options for season 2017/18 by bringing Kwesi Appiah back to AFC Wimbledon.

Kwesi has committed his future to AFC Wimbledon, his deal commencing on 1st July.

The pacey striker had a successful loan spell with the club in 2014, scoring three goals in seven matches, with his energetic forward displays really catching the eye.

Kwesi said: “I really loved my short spell at AFC Wimbledon a few years ago and I am really hungry to do well after a couple of frustrating seasons. I know the people at the club well and I look forward to building a great relationship with the fans again.”

His addition completes a long pursuit by the manager, who felt the chance had gone to get Kwesi playing in blue and yellow again.

Neal Ardley said: “This is such a good signing for the club. We tried several times to bring Kwesi back, but after he took the Africa Cup of Nations by storm with Ghana I thought it could never happen. Goals are the hardest thing to create and score so Kwesi will hopefully help us in that department. He has been getting fit and sharp playing in Norway and all being well, he will be ready to hit the ground running. We are delighted with this signing and I'm sure the fans will be too.”

The 26-year-old lit up the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015 with his swashbuckling forward displays helping Ghana into the final.

Kwesi, who has been on loan with Norwegian club Viking FK since 30 March, had spells at Aldershot, Yeovil Town, Notts County and Cambridge United, during his time with Palace.

A big breakthrough in Kwesi’s career came when he was signed by Palace in 2012 after a prolific spell in non league with Margate.

All at AFC Wimbledon welcome Kwesi to the club and we look forward to seeing him back in a Dons shirt.

To view a clip of Kwesi's stunning strike against us for Cambridge in 2014, click on the link below.

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