Anang ready to march with the Saints
ST PATRICK’S Athletic, today, confirmed the loan signing of goalkeeper Joseph Anang from West Ham United.
The Inchicore side, who lost the services of highly-rated netminder Vitezslav Jaros after the close of last season, will be pleased with the acquisition of the 21-year-old.
The Ghanian-born shot-stopper had been on loan with League Two outfit Stevenage where he made 18 appearances before returning to West Ham earlier this month.
“I know St Pat’s is one of the biggest clubs in Ireland and I’m really excited to be here” said Anang.
“I heard about the interest a couple of weeks ago and I spoke to Alfie Lewis, who I played with at West Ham. He loved his time in Ireland and said great things about St Pat’s.
“Having spoken to the club and found out about the league, it was a no-brainer for me to come here” he said.
Having begun his career with local team Danbort, Anang later joined Wa All-Stars in the Ghana Premier League before moving to the West Ham United academy in July 2017.
He penned his first professional contract in July 2018 and later agreed a new four-year deal in December 2020.
St Pat’s manager Tim Clancy, insists Anang’s arrival is a major boost for the club saying “We are delighted to get a goalkeeper the calibre of Joseph into the club.
“He has huge potential and comes with excellent recommendations.
“Pat Jennings [Goalkeeper Coach] has had Joseph on the radar and to be able to secure his services is massive for us” he added.