Syracuse Orange: Nathan Opoku heads to Premier League’s Leicester City

Syracuse Orange, Nathan Opoku (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
Syracuse Orange, Nathan Opoku (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /

Former Syracuse Orange sophomore forward Nathan Opoku, one of the key pieces to the men’s soccer team’s national championship run, is heading to the English Premier League, according to a press release from SU Athletics.

The 6-foot, 173-pound Opoku, whose hometown is in Accra, Ghana, has come to terms to sign with Leicester City F.C., as first reported by Keith Costigan of Fox Sports. He will join a team that is currently sitting in 14th place in the Premier League table with a 5-3-12 record.

Nathan Opoku, who scored 11 goals and had eight assists this past season for the Syracuse Orange, would be one of the key factors that lead the ‘Cuse to the program’s first national title, as he would score the first goal in the championship game against the Indiana Hoosiers, with a curler that was sent into the top left corner of the goal.

He would also add an assist that game to Curt Calov’s goal and score a penalty kick that would help the Orange secure its first national title in program history. In the NCAA Tournament title encounter held last December, the No. 3 seed Syracuse Orange defeated No. 13 seed Indiana in a shootout, 7-6, in what amounted to an extremely entertaining and thrilling match-up.

Former Syracuse Orange standout Nathan Opoku is on his way to the prestigious English Premier League.

At the conclusion of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, Nathan Opoku was named the College Cup’s most outstanding offensive player.

Opoku received inclusion on the All-ACC first team, and the United Soccer Coaches also awarded him All-America third-team and All-South Region honors.

According to the media statement, Opoku will sign with Leicester City and “begin his professional career with a loan move to Belgian Pro League club OH Leuven.”

SU Athletics says that Leicester City captured the Premier League title during the 2015-16 season as well as the FA Cup in 2021. This historic team was founded in 1884.

Congratulation, Nathan Opoku, and I can’t wait to see you on the pitch for the Premier League soon.

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