New York City FC Sells Kwadwo Poku to Miami FC

Noah K. Murray


NASL side Miami FC announced it has acquired Kwadwo Poku from New York City FC.

Poku, 24, broke out with NYCFC last season, becoming a fan favorite while notching four goals and seven assists in 27 appearances – just six of which were starts. The Ghanaian fell out of favor with new coach Patrick Vieira this season, with just seven league appearances to his name in 2016.

“This is a move that really makes sense for us,” NYCFC sporting director Claudio Reyna said in a club release. “Miami came with a significant offer that will give us options in the summer transfer window and beyond. We know and understand that at this stage of his career playing regular first team football is very important to Poku."

Poku has been capped once by the Ghana national team, making his debut for the Black Stars in a friendly against Canada in October 2015.

“We are thrilled to be bringing on a player like Poku onto our roster,” said Miami FC technical director Mauro Pederzoli in a club release. “Poku adds a physical presence to our attack and we believe he will help us achieve our goals for the fall season.”