Cornelius Mawuli Agben Yegah expressed his delight after switching to the Brazilian side Grêmio Novorizontino.
The 19-year-old striker was unveiled yesterday in a press conference at the Club’s office in Novo Horizonte, São Paulo.
“He is a Ghanaian athlete who was monitored and cataloged by our coordinator Marildo, together with his businessmen, they took a trip to Ghana last October, with the aim of attracting potential athletes. To our pleasant surprise and everyone’s joy, it became possible to bring the athlete, who is now part of the Novorizontino squad.
We wish him every happiness, as he is an athlete who needs no comment, serves the national team of his country, and has everything to be the beginning of a beautiful partnership, we are sure that Cornelius will bear fruit and, through him, other Ghanaian athletes and other countries began to have an excellent participation in the history of our Tigre do Vale”, Grêmio Novorizontino president Genilson, said.
The player did not hide excitement after completing the deal. Cornelius was happy with the new challenge, where the first challenge will be to adapt to the Portuguese language.
“I feel so excited to be here, I’m so happy. It’s a dream come true for me, I’ve been dreaming about it, I’ve been working on it, and today I’m here, I’m really excited.
I thank God for how far he has brought me, I am very grateful, thank you very much Grêmio Novorizontino, I am here to play, thank you very much”, said Cornelius, in English.”
He played for the Ghana Under-20 team in March, in Dubai, at the Al Nassr Ramadan Tournament, when in three games he scored four goals and ended up being elected the best player and top scorer in the competition.