It is a proud moment for me and my family to make my Chelsea debut - Josh Acheampong

Published on: 03 May 2024

English-born Ghanaian defender, Josh-Kofi Acheampong, has expressed his excitement after debuting for Chelsea in their Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The 17-year-old made his mark during Chelsea's 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. Acheampong entered the pitch in the 85th minute, replacing Alfie Gilchrist.

Goals from Trevoh Chalobah and Nicolas Jackson secured the win for the Blues, amplifying Acheampong's memorable debut.

Taking to Instagram, Acheampong shared his joy, calling it a proud moment for himself and his family.

"Proud moment for me and my family to make my Chelsea debut, a moment I have dreamed of for a long time. Thank you to the coaches for putting their trust in me and the fans for their continued support."

With one goal and three assists in eight U18 appearances this season, Acheampong signed his first professional contract, binding him to Chelsea until 2026.

The young defender aims to capitalize on his debut, aspiring to make further appearances for Chelsea in the future.

His impressive performance underscores his potential and the trust the coaching staff has in him, setting the stage for a promising career at Stamford Bridge.