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Ackwei Named to USL League One Team of the Week

September 17, 2019 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - Richmond Kickers News Release

RICHMOND, Va. - USL League One announced on Tuesday that defender Wahab Ackwei has been named to the Team of the Week for Week 25. This is the fifth time Ackwei has received this honor this season.

Playing 180 minutes over the matches at North Texas SC and at home against Forward Madison FC, Ackwei played strong on both sides of the ball. Over the two matches, the Ghanian recorded four shots, having one of those blocked. In the match against Madison, he made 78 passes and completed 88.5 percent of those. Ackwei made seven clearances and had five interceptions in that same match, to go with his one clearance and six interceptions last Tuesday at North Texas.

The Kickers are back on the road Saturday night, making the cross country trip out to FC Tucson, September 21 for a 10:30 p.m. ET kickoff. That match will be available live on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and streaming on ESPN+. Stay up to date with the Kickers at

USL League One Team of the Week - Week 25

GK - Brian Sylvestre, Forward Madison FC: Sylvestre recorded a six-save shutout and made 15 recoveries as the Flamingos took a 1-0 victory on the road against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night.

D - Wyatt Omsberg, Forward Madison FC: Omsberg won 6 of 10 duels, completed 47 of 60 passes and made four clearances as Madison earned a shutout victory on the road against Richmond.

D - Evan Lee, Greenville Triumph SC: Lee won 9 of 11 duels, 6 of 7 aerials, made seven clearances and completed 25 of 32 passes to help Greenville earn a shutout victory against FC Tucson.

D - Wahab Ackwei, Richmond Kickers: Ackwei completed 69 of 78 passes, made seven clearances and won 3 of 3 tackles as the Kickers were narrowly edged out by Forward Madison FC.

M - Arturo Rodriguez, North Texas SC: Rodriguez recorded two goals, one assist and was credited with nine chances created across two victories for NTSC that sealed the League One regular season title.

M - Richard Danso, North Texas SC: Danso had one goal, one assist and completed 57 of 66 passes and 8 of 15 dribbles across North Texas' pair of wins against Richmond and South Georgia.

M - Carlos Gomez, Greenville Triumph SC: Gomez scored a hat trick and had another five chances created in completing 20 of 26 passes overall in Greenville's big victory against FC Tucson.

M - Rafael Mentzingen, Lansing Ignite FC: Mentzingen had one goal, one assist, made nine recoveries and completed 20 of 27 passes in Lansing's 4-3 victory against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC.

F - Ronaldo Damus, North Texas SC: Damus had a hat trick in North Texas' 4-0 midweek victory and then chipped in an assist as NTSC rallied past South Georgia Tormenta FC to clinch the League One regular season title.

F - Tumi Moshobane, Lansing Ignite FC: Moshobane continued his recent stellar form with a pair of goals that helped Lansing earn a 4-3 win against Chattanooga and clinch a place in the League One Playoffs.

F - Jordan Perruzza, Toronto FC II: Perruzza scored a pair of goals to lead Toronto to a 3-2 victory against Orlando City B on Friday night.

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