RGV FC fortify backline with ex-Allies defender Wahab Ackwei:

The Rio Grande Valley FC Toros announced the signing of defender Wahab Ackwei to the 2022 USL Championship roster, pending league and federation approval. 

Ackwei comes to the Toros roster with experience in both the USL Championship and League One.

The Accra, Ghana native most recently competed for Championship club Loudoun United FC during the 2021 season where he recorded 23 clearances, 16 interceptions and six blocks in nine appearances.

Ackwei also previously played in the Championship for the New York Red Bulls ll in 2018, where he made seven appearances.

Additionally, Ackwei has seen action in League One for the Richmond Kickers, where across two seasons in 2019-20 he made 39 in all competitions.

While with the Kickers, Ackwei earned League One All-League Second Team honors in 2019 as he tied for fourth in the league with 49 interceptions while also recording 97 clearances and 22 tackles at a 75.9 percent success rate. 

Earlier in his career, the now 25-year-old competed in his home country of Ghana in the Ghana Premier League for Inter Allies FC between 2014-2017.

By: Naa Bardina

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