What's up Kuopio

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

This piece was written by Jamal Clay, a frequent contributor of Globally Ballin and the founder of "The Athletes Forum"

What's up Kuopio!

So far 2020 has been pretty Hard, but now it's time for a new beginning. I have never been to Finland, but I know that Finland is beautiful, and I was supposed to play in Finland in 2015 but life had other plans for me. I am excited and lucky that I had the opportunity and I’ll make the most out of it now.

I got a once in a lifetime opportunity, I’ll be in Kuopio for 39 days and I got the opportunity to win a championship. This is my motivation. It will be an amazing feeling to get back on the field! I love playing football, I have been playing since I was 11 years old and this would’ve been the first year without it.

I think my GFL experience will translate really well. I played against the best defenders in Europe and I had the best defense for 2 years in front of me at practice when I played for the Frankfurt Universe. After watching the team play in the first game, it got me hyped up! Seeing the boys ball out and win on the first game was amazing. To my teammates, just know I’m ready and that I’ll bring energy. To every other team in the maple league bring it on, we want all the smoke!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Lane Acheampong


If you want to see more about the life of an import in Finland - check out my YouTube channel @achlane

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