HARTFORD, Conn. (January 6, 2021) – Hartford Athletic announced the signing of Ghanaian Midfielder Nii Armah Ashitey pending league and federation approval. He is the eighth player signed for the 2021 season.
The 20-year-old comes to Hartford from Dreams FC of the Ghana Premier League. Ashitey’s professional career started at age 15 where he played for Still Believe FC of the Ghanaian Second Division. After spending a year with Crystal Palace Ghana, he joined Dreams FC in 2019 and was sent on loan to Berekum Chelsea to play in the Viareggio U20 Cup. In matches against Athletico Paranese (Brazil) and Spezia (Italy) he was named Man of the Match.
Ashitey joins Defender Younes Boudadi as new signings for the 2021 season. The Club has already announced Forward Alfonso Vazquez, Midfielders Danny Barrera, Conor McGlynn, Arthur Rogers, and Gabriel Torres, and Defender Alex Lara are all returning for the 2021 season. More returning and new player announcements will be announced in the coming weeks.