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Lovelace Ackah

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Place of birth  Kumasi, Ghana
1998  Chicago Stingers
Playing position  Defender
1993-1997  King Faisal Babes
Height  1.85 m

Years  Team
Role  Soccer player
Number  3
Name  Lovelace Ackah
Current team  Milwaukee Wave
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Date of birth  (1976-07-08) July 8, 1976 (age 39)

Lovelace Ackah (born July 8, 1976) is a retired Ghanaian soccer defender. He played his career largely in the United States.

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Before joining the Wave

Lovelace Ackah was born in Kumasi, Ghana. Before playing for the Milwaukee Wave, he played four seasons with King Faisal Babes in Ghana, followed by a year with the Chicago Stingers.

International

Prior to moving to America, Ackah played for the U-21 Ghana national team.

Career with the Wave

In 1999, Ackah played for the Milwaukee Rampage of the USL A-League. He joined the Milwaukee Wave for the 1999-2000 season. In his first year in the league, he was named to the NPSL’s All-Rookie First Team.

In his second season with the wave, he was one of only four Wave players to play all 40 games. He was a key to the Wave's 2nd consecutive title, with 10 blocks in the 2001 playoffs.

Ackah was selected to his first All-Star game during the 2001-02 season.

In the 2002-03 season, Ackah made his 200th career block. He was also selected to his 2nd career All-Star game. His streak of playing in 122 consecutive games was broken in early January due to a game suspension from receiving a red card. That streak still stands as the fourth longest in the Wave's history.

He played at least the 2004 season with the Milwaukee Wave United of the USL A-League.2004 Wave United Stats

Ackah continued his success during the 2003-04 season; he had 67 blocks in 34 games. He also contributed 5 goals and 4 assists. He had 6 blocks in the All-Star game that year, more than any other player there.

The 2004-05 season was one of milestones for Ackah. He made his 300th block in March. He also put a goal in to help celebrate his 200th career game for the Wave in early December.

Although receiving the honor of being the league's Defense Player of the Week in November, Ackah missed most of the 2005-06 season due to a foot injury.

The MISL disbanded after the 2007-08 season, and the Wave joined the newly founded Xtreme Soccer League. Ackah re-signed with the Wave on November 6, 2008, allowing him to play a 10th season with the club.

Personal life

Ackah has two sons, Lovelace Jr. and Vince with his wife, Jael, and lives in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

Coaching career

He coaches for Strike FC Soccer Club in Hartland, Wisconsin.

References

Lovelace Ackah Wikipedia


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