Africa-Press – Ghana. Ghanaian midfielder Yaw Yeboah played a crucial role in helping Columbus Crew win the MLS Eastern Conference title.
He featured in the team’s victory over FC Cincinnati in the final, which saw them stage an impressive comeback to win 3-2 on Saturday.
Yeboah lasted 76 minutes in the match, which was played at the TQL Stadium. Cincinnati took a two-goal lead in the first half, thanks to goals from Brandon Vazquez and MVP Luciano Acosta. However, Columbus fought back, with Alvas Powell scoring an own goal and Diego Rossi netting a brilliant equalizer with just 15 minutes left to play. The game went into extra time, where Christian Ramirez scored the winning goal for Columbus.
Yeboah expressed his joy and gratitude on Instagram, writing: “God did. MLS Eastern Conference champions 2023. I’m proud to be part of this memorable journey.”
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If Columbus win the MLS final against Western Conference champions LAFC, Yeboah will join a list of fellow Ghanaians who have won the MLS championship, including Jonathan Mensah, Harrison Afful, Latif Blessing, and Kwadwo Opoku.
The 26-year-old has been with Columbus since January 2022, with his contract set to expire in 2024. Yeboah, who was named MVP at the 2015 African U-20 Championship, has four caps for Ghana since his debut in 2019.