Waife Danquah Another Top Youngster At Newcastle


Newcastle United’s 18 year-old youngster Frank Wiafe Danquah has signed a new two-year professional contract with the club.

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Frank Wiafe Danquah – signed his first professional contract at Newcastle

The Dutch teenager started at the Ajax Youth Academy, and played a full season at Newcastle last year starring in the Reserves and was coached by Reserve Team manager, Adam Sadler.

Frank was called into the first-team pool for the final game of the season at Goodison Park by Kevin Keegan, but he didn’t make the substitutes bench.

Nevertheless, that was a sign of recognition for the player from manager Kevin Keegan, who watched almost every Reserve team game last year, home and away.

Speaking on his new deal, young Danquah said today:

“It may have taken some time, but I finally got what I have always to achieve: earn a place as player in professional football.”

His agent Winnie Haastrecht emphasizes that Frank is of Ghanese origin, but does hold a Dutch nationality.

“I hope he will now get a Holland Under-19 call up,”

Danquah started his career at Ajax, and he played for the amateurs of FC Omniworld and AFC before he made his move to Newcastle. He is eligible to play for Holland and he has a decent chance of a callup for the Under 19 team, as his agent mentioned.

He played very well for the Reserves last season, and the club have high hopes for him, and is yet another one of our top young players.

We have quite a few of them now, and most of them will play in our Reserves side next season, and it should be the youngest Reserve side ever, in Newcastle’s history.

Those games will certainly be covered on our site – after all, it’s the young players who are the future of the club.

Comments welcome.



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31 comments so far

  • TS

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Classic comment on the Orlando Sentinel, Ed! 🙂 –

    “It’s funny you call it “the other football” – for over 99% of the world’s population, it’s the only football – and the world’s global game.
    Only in America.”

    Posted by: Ed Harrison

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  • Ericles

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #2

    I hope he makes it with NUFC. He certainly seems keen this Dutch Ghanaian Geordie.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #3

    “You’ll never win aything with kids” Mr Hansen, wonder if we’re gonna try and prove him wrong again 🙂

    Would still be good to see some more established players coming in though.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #4

    we need a good blend of quality youth and experienced international players! Come on NUFC pull your finger out!!!!!

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  • Fernando

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #5

    sidwell has gone to villa. another oppurtunity missed.

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  • Davies

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Good spot TS, and nice one Ed. I really don’t get why Americans call their sport football, when they clearly spend most of the game using their hands. Those crazy yanks.

    Pleased to see that our young acquisitions are of international quality. Always a bonus.

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  • Davies

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Wasn’t that fussed about him to be honest Fernando. There are better players for the same money.

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  • dick

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #8

    With the lack of experienced players coming in I think a lot of the youngsters will get a chance to show what they can do, I only hope they are as good as people say they are, if not we are in trouble

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  • John

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Fernando are’nt you a spurs fan..Why do you care? and why are you on here ?

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  • Ruvio

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #10

    it’s because it’s American Rugby Football
    why they don’t call it american rugby, or to placate their endless desire for initials NFLARF i’ll never know
    Frank looks to be a top yough player from the reserve games i got to last year, and having a player with links to so many nationalities can only be a good thing (unless of course you’re yorkshire cricket club) in that other players will almost always be happier to play for a team when other nationals play there.

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  • oga

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Is he Ghanaian or Guyanese?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #12

    From Ghana.

    People from Guyana are normally french.

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  • domtoon

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Fernando

    Come on here all you please but keep on-topic, and don’t try and rile us up in this fashion.

    It’s immature and pointless!

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  • daiv

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #14

    We need quality NOW. Not youngsters for the future. A lot of our targets are chosing other clubs. The Champions League is a big draw but I do not buy into the claim that the EUFA Cup is that big an attraction for players. Most games are played in tin pot grounds watched by 10 thousand suppoerters. So clubs in the Eufa cup do not have that great an advantage over us. The real reason is that we are either not being aggressive enough with the transfer fe or the wages are not enough. Perhaps Kevin does not have the star appeal of 10 years ago. When we ssee somebody we really want we should make sure we get him and not offer the going rate and see what happens because as is being shown, we will probably nnot sign him. Get your fingers out NUFC or suffer a dismal season. I do not want to keep reading we have signed another juvenile who may be great in 4 years time.Quality now please.

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  • A geordiedoonsooth

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Guys keep the faith. Sidwell wasn’t that good.

    I am sure we will sign 2 or 3 more quality players and be pushing for Europe next season.

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  • Fernando

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #16

    check skysports website. Its on there. Who says i am a spurs fan? I think there is another fernando.

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  • Martin

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #17

    …There was something in the air that night, the stars were bright…

    You mean him?

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  • domtoon

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Sorry Fernando I thought you were Fernando 😀

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  • Ross G

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #19

    I bloody well hope we sign more than 3 or 4. That wont put us in Europe unlless they were Ronaldo, Gerrard, Puyol, and Torres. We need at least 5-6 first team additions, and another 4-5 youngsters. I believe we really need a top LB, and CB for the backline, with a back-up RB for Beye. We need alot in midfield as our only actual CM is Butt, Geremi aint a CM, Barton is enjoying shower time, and both N’Zog and Mil are too offensive to play there. I would sign 2-3 CM. 1 DM in Inler hopefully, a box to box like Sidwell, and a goalscoring type which Sjkilbred is. Then I think our wingers are fine now, but we do need a high scoring target man. I still hope for Gomis, but Derdiyok looks more of a prospect than a high scorer, Gomis has proved he can score when Derdiyok looks more to assist which is fine, but we need him for both. Then get in some youngsters that can push these, maybe a few south americans. How nice would it be to find the next Fabregas and rob him from Barca hahahaha. Im dreaming …….. when in Rome

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Ross G – Skjelbred barely scores any goals. Hes a worker with better passing ability than most.

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  • YongMalaysia

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Fernando, i think u better change another name, its was confusing…

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  • Leo

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #22

    well someone is imature pretending to be fernando then? probably this mystery guy who is doing it, who might be a mackam

    i hope the new system blocks these guys because doing the whole name copying is giving some people a bad name

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 9, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #23

    He looks like Martins just a tad younger hopefully our researve team will be strong next season and then it will benifit the main squad in a few years :).

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  • JR Lutterbach Habib

    Jul 9, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Yes, he can be a great player for the club in the future.

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  • Willy boi

    Jul 9, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #25

    I think we have such an amazing youth team. These boys will all be Toon stars one day (hopefully!!!)

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  • Dan

    Jul 9, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #26

    di talk to danquah on facebook
    he doesn’t even start for the reserves

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  • neozero

    Jul 9, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #27

    good to see potential players are been developed in the club.

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  • Patrick

    Jul 9, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Worths a shot signing Frank Wiafe Danquah. I think KK won’t make useless moves. This must be someone that we’ve been expecting. Without proof, we never know if he’s a yay or nay.

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  • ben

    Jul 9, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #29

    hees good but he missed a shocker agenst hull last yr in a friendly

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  • tam toon

    Jul 9, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #30

    This was agreed in May he would get a new contract along with my mates lad Darren Lough(1 year). It’s old news that broke again yesterday from some website. A few of people on here had not heard of him, and thought he was a new signing. Great fans!

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  • Charlie

    Jul 10, 2008 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #31

    Not fussed over sidewell at all. Hope we have a whole team of youngsters in the reserves.

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