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Owusu-Ansah Kontor Signs With Phoenix Rising For 2020 Season

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 12/05/19, 1:55PM MST


Defender started 22 games for Orange County SC in 2019

PHOENIX (December 5, 2019) —Phoenix Rising Football Club announced today that defender Owusu-Ansah Kontor has signed with the club for the 2020 season pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract will not be made public.

“I’m really happy to be part of Phoenix Rising,” Konor said. “Solomon Asante has been telling me a lot about Phoenix Rising, especially the supporters. I can’t wait to give everything to the club and the fans.”

Kontor most recently played with USL Championship side Orange County SC. In two seasons with the club, Kontor appeared in 40 matches playing a total of 3,171 minutes while tallying two assists.

Prior to his time with Orange County, Kontor spent two seasons playing in the Greek Super League (first tier) with AEL from 2016-2018. He appeared in 19 matches and played 1,475 minutes. Kontor also has professional stints in Serbia and Ghana.

With the addition of Kontor, the club has 14 players officially signed for the 2020 season.

2020 Phoenix Rising Roster
José Aguinaga
Solomon Asante
Kyle Bjornethun
Joey Calistri
A.J. Cochran
Joe Farrell
Junior Flemmings
Adam Jahn
Owusu-Ansah Kontor
Kevon Lambert
Austin Ledbetter
Zac Lubin
Santi Moar
Corey Whelan

About Phoenix Rising FC 
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history and the 2019 USL Regular Season Title Winners. The club also holds the record for the longest win streak in American professional soccer history at 20 matches. The club is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng, club governor Berke Bakay, and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities. Established in 2016, Phoenix Rising FC is applying for Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion and currently plays in the USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world.  The team also owns FC Tucson, which brings USL League One professional soccer to Southern Arizona.  For season tickets or more information call 623-594-9606 or visit You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub) or by downloading the Official Team App in the App Store or Google Play.