MUST KNOW:THE PROFILE OF DANIEL AFRIYIE BARNIEH

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Daniel Afriyie Barnieh born on 26th June 2001 is a Ghanaian forward who plays for Ghanaian club ,Accra Hearts of oak and Ghana National Team.

Daniel Afriyie Barnieh is an Akan by birth and descent; he was born in Ghana’s Ashanti Region. He studied in the Ashanti Region, Dunyan Nkwanta JHS in the Ahafo Ano South area, and then continued his secondary schooling at Aduman Senior High School in Aduman. In addition to admiring Sergio Agüero, he idolizes Brazilian striker Ronaldo.

Early in his career, Afriyie played for multiple colts (juvenile) clubs in the Ashanti Region, where he became a cult hero. He began his career with Amansie FC before joining Celtic Academy in Kumasi and moving to Valencia Colts in 2015. [3]

“I’ve never really viewed myself as a striker, but I was unable to inform the coach of my preferred position. They could have dropped me,” Afriyie said of his trial period with Kotoko.


He advanced in his career by moving to the Ghana Division Two League with Galaxy United in 2016 and 2017, where he played from 2016 to 2017.
Afriyie joined Burkina Faso’s top flight side Rahimo FC in January 2018, where he helped the club win the Burkinabé Premier League in the 2018–19 season and qualify for the 2019–20 CAF Champions League.

He returned to Ghana and played briefly for Thunder Bolt in the Ghana Division Two League before securing a transfer to Madina Republicans in the same league in 2019. Afriyie was given a four-week trial at Kumasi Asante Kotoko in December 2019. After being played out of position as a pure striker, he failed to impress during the trials, but he was afraid to tell the coach for fear of being dropped.

AT HEARTS OF OAK
Afriyie was offered as part of negotiations between Hearts of Oak and Abdul Aziz Nurudeen, whose agent he shared with Afriyie, for a second chance to play for a Ghana Premier League club one month after being released by Kotoko.
He was permitted to try out and be observed by the head coach.

Fortunately, he impressed the technical staff, and on January 15, 2020, he signed a three-year contract prior to the 2019–20 Ghana Premier League. On January 19, 2020, he made his debut in a 2–1 road victory against Liberty Professionals. [8] On January 19, 2020, he made his debut in a 2–1 road victory against Liberty Professionals.

Honours

Rahimo

Burkinabé Premier League: 2018–19[3]

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Ghana Premier League: 2020–21[26]
Ghanaian FA Cup: 2021[27] 2022[28]
Ghana Super Cup: 2021[29]
President’s Cup: 2022[30]
Ghana U20

Africa U-20 Cup of Nations: 2021[17]
WAFU Zone B U-20 Tournament: 2020[13]
Individual

Ghanaian FA Cup Top scorer: 2021
SWAG Home-based Footballer of the Year: 2021[31]
Ghanaian FA Cup Player of the Year: 2022

International Career. Afriyie was called up to Ghana’s U-23 preliminary team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, however he didn’t make the final roster.

In August 2020, he was nominated to Ghana’s U-20 preliminary team for the 2020 WAFU Zone B U-20 Tournament, which functioned as Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifiers.

He was named captain of the team. He led Ghana to the title and 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualification.
In the final, he motivated the squad by scoring the equalizer with a Percious Boah free-kick to launch a comeback over Burkina Faso.
Boah scored the game-winning goal.

Afriyie led Ghana to win the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations for the first time since 2009.

On 6 March, he scored a brace in each half to lead Ghana to a 2–0 victory and its fourth African U-20 title.
After Ghana’s triumph, they celebrated their 64th Independence Day. Afriyie was the final’s MVP.

After an outstanding season with Hearts of oak , Afriyie received his debut call up to the Ghana A’ (Local Black Stars) under the direction of Annor Walker for a camping exercise ahead of their impending international assignments including 2022 CHAN qualifications and 2021 WAFU Cup of Nations.

Afriyie was called up to the Ghana Senior Team, the Black Stars, a week later by manager C.K. Akunnor ahead of 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup Group G qualifiers against Ethiopia and South

Africa. He was one of five homegrown players.

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