21st Sep, 2019

Fans' favourite Asante returns

FOOTBALL: FANS’ favourite Akwasi Asante is back at Solihull Moors.

The striker returns to the Automated Technology Stadium from Grimsby Town on a loan deal until January.

News of Asante’s return has been warmly greeted by supporters of the Moors.

Asante scored 21 goals for the club during its historic Vanarama National League North title-winning season in 2015/16.

The Dutch-born Ghanaian becomes new manager Richard Money’s second signing after Chris Camwell’s arrival on loan from Coventry City last week.

Asante began his senior career at Birmingham City – making one appearance in the UEFA Europa League – before chalking up further experience with loan spells at Northampton Town and Shrewsbury Town.

The pacey frontman then spent a season at Kidderminster Harriers before finding a rich vein of form at The Moors which catapulted back into the Football League with a move to Grimsby, alongside Jamey Osbourne, in January.

After starting his time at the Mariners’ with nine League Two appearances, Asante has missed the start of the 2017/18 campaign through injury and has recently been going through rehabilitation at St. George’s Park.

Asante will now be looking to use his time back at Solihull to re-sharpen his eye for goal and help lift the club further up the Vanarama National League.

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