Our away match with Bedworth marks a big milestone in the career of Yaw Ofosu. Centre Back Yaw will be playing his 100th competitive game for the club having joined the Lilywhites in November 2019.
Yaw spent the early part of his career with Newport Pagnell before joining National League South Side Wealdstone for pre-season. While it didn’t work out at The Royals a conversation with Robbie Nightingale led to Yaw signing for the Lilywhites and he’s never looked back since, almost an ever-present in the 4 seasons he has spent with the club. Starting over 90% of the games he has featured in.
Yaw’s debut came in the Opening game of the season at home to Heybridge Swifts in the Isthmian League North. The result was not the one any of us hoped for, a 1-2 defeat and City went on to finish 9th in the league before moving over to the Northern Premier League Midlands Division. Not an unwelcome move for Yaw who hails from the Milton Keynes area.
One notable event from that first season was quite the collector’s item, Yaw’s one and only competitive goal for the club came against Great Wakering Rovers in a 4-2 defeat to the Essex club. The only other time Yaw found the back of the net was in a pre-season tournament against Kempston Rovers with the Lilywhites running out 5-1 winners.
We can all agree that Yaw’s strengths come at the other end of the pitch. A formidable presence in the back 4 we can always rely on him to put in a shift and his consistency is shown in his fitness levels and commitment to the club, Yaw has played 40 games in all competitions this season, more than any other player
Off the pitch, Yaw is as influential as he is on it, supporting initiatives like Black History Month and championing diversity in football at all levels. He is a valuable asset in the dressing room and is a great role model for younger players coming through the ranks. You will often see his social media feed filled with shots in the gym when he's not training or playing.
From everyone at the club, we can't thank you enough for your commitment and loyalty and we look forward to many more games with us in the new stadium at Sawston.
Yaw Ofosu Q&A
Age - 26
Occupation - Graduate Quantity Surveyor
Where did you play at youth level?
Newport Pagnell Town
How did it come about that you joined City?
After leaving Newport Pagnell I spent the preseason with Wealdstone nothing came to fruition from that. Robbie and Minty contacted me to join.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
Firstly my parents, then Darren Lynch as he gave me my first opportunity as a young player and always took care of me. At City, I’d say the Gaffer has always backed me in difficult moments and Dave with expecting high standards from me.
What was your most memorable game(s) and why?
At City I'd say beating Halesowen in the Fa Cup and getting MOM. We faced Darlington in the next round unfortunately getting beaten by a very good side.
Have you got any funny stories about other City players?
no funny stories but the two funniest characters have been Tom Wood who left last year and Ryan Ingrey. Players like that are important for the dressing room.
Who in the team has the worst dress sense?
hmm all the boys dress quite clean to be honest, but there was one player who came to a game in bootcut jeans. I won’t name him because he's not playing here anymore.
Who has the best taste in music?
the dressing room Dj's alternates between Ingers, Riggers and Dotty.
Any thoughts on moving to the new ground?
Looking forward to moving in.
What should our walkout song be at the new ground?
It’s time to play the game - Motorhead / Triple H theme song