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Ghanaian International Solomon Asante Joins Phoenix Rising

By Phoenix Rising FC Communications, 12/21/17, 1:30PM MST


Made 17 appearances with Ghanaian National Team

PHOENIX (December 21, 2017) — Phoenix Rising FC announced today it has signed midfielder Solomon Asante for the 2018 season. Asante most recently spent time with Congolese-based TP Mazambe, where he formally played under current Phoenix Rising head coach Patrice Carteron.

Since Asante joined the TP Mazambe in 2013, he helped lead the club to three league titles in four seasons in addition to an African Super Cup title in 2016 and an African Champions League title in 2015. Asante has also played internationally, earning 17 caps with the Ghana National Team.

Asante will be reunited with former TP Mazambe teammate and midfielder Gladson Awako. Including Asante, Phoenix Rising now has 17 players signed on for the 2018 season.

The 2018 season is presented by Equality Health and Phoenix Rising season tickets are on sale now. Every season ticket purchase comes with season ticket benefits, which include a Phoenix Rising FC shop gift card, bring-a-friend vouchers, and a Didier Drogba bobblehead plus much more. Season tickets can be purchased online by going to or fans can speak with a Phoenix Rising FC account rep by calling 623.594.9606

About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history. Legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, Kona Grill CEO Berke Bakay and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities, own the club. Established in 2013, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 12 cities applying for Major League Soccer expansion. In October 2017, Phoenix Rising FC acquired Premier Development League (PDL) side FC Tucson. The club currently plays in the United Soccer League, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. The 2018 Season is presented by Equality Health. For more information about the club, visit the team's website at You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub). For season tickets call (623.594.9606) or visit