Name: Hanson Surname: Boakai Date of birth: 28/10/1996 Place of birth: Teldou, Guinea Nationality: Canada 2n Passaport: Guinea Height: 167cm Weight: 67kg Best foot: Left 1° position: Supporting striker 2° position: Right winger 3° position: Offensive playmaker Club: Contract: Transfer fee request:
History Boakai was born from Liberian parents in Teldou, a small southwestern village in Guinea located a short distance from the border with Sierra Leone. He moved to Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), when he was seven-years old. Before joining FC Edmonton's reserves, Boakai played for Xtreme FC. He joined FC Edmonton in 2011 after a successful trial. After spending two years with the reserves, Boakai was signed a professional contract with FC Edmonton, club of the North American Soccer League (NASL) on 20 February 2013, becoming the youngest player ever signed by any NASL club. On 16 June 2013 Boakai made his professional debut in the league game against Carolina Railhawks coming in the 65th minute becoming the youngest player that has ever play in a NASL game. Boakai scored his first goal for FC Edmonton against Ottawa Fury FC in the 2014 Canadian Championship. FC Edmonton won the game 3–1 advanced to the semi-finals. Boakai scored his first goal in NASL against San Antonio Scorpions in a 4–0 win on 5 July 2015. His contract with FC Edmonton expired at the end of the 2015 season. In February 2016 Boakai signed a contract until the end of the season with Croatian Second Division club NK Dugopolje. On 11 July 2016 Boakai signed with Landskrona, who play in Division 1 Södra, the third tier of football in Sweden. Boakai had played for all the youth selection of Canada National Team, since the U15 to the U23. He played for Canada U17 during the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, scoring against Costa Rica U17 and Jamaica U17 helping Canada to reach the semi-finals and the qualification for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup where Hanson was the best player of the team. Boakai continued to represent Canada at the U20 level and was a part of the team that traveled to Northern Ireland for the 2014 Milk Cup. After a strong presence for the youth sides, Canada coach Benito Floro called up Boakai to the senior team for a friendly against Colombia in October 2014. He did not play, however.
Technical qualities: Hanson Boakai is a left foot player that use to play on the right side of the offensive line. He has an high level ball controll and dribbling, he is able to run with the ball passing through the opponent's wall. He has also a good vision and long range pass. He is able to score goals from outside the box with his accurate curve shoot. Mental qualities: He is a creative player, able to play with the key of the offensive play. He is a player able to hold responsibilities and able to lead the team to the goal. Physical qualities: He is a small size, but thanks to his speed and agility he often create big problems to his opponents that can't hold him. Position: He always played in the offensive line, as supporting striker, as right winger, as offensive playmaker. I believe in future, proceeding to the next step, playing in a Top League, he would be able to play as defensive playmaker, driving the ball out of the opponents pressure and making the play start. A kind of player like David Pizarro of AS Roma, small, fast and with a full vision of the game.
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