Botev (Plovdiv) made a serious outgoing transfer. The Canaries part ways with quarterback Emmanuel Toku. The midfielder will continue his career at the highest level of Belgian football, moving to the Leuven team
Botev (Plovdiv) made a serious outgoing transfer. The Canaries part ways with quarterback Emmanuel Toku. The midfielder will continue his career at the highest level of Belgian football, moving to the Leuven team (Image Courtesy-Facebook)

Botev (Plovdiv) made a serious outgoing transfer. The Canaries part ways with quarterback Emmanuel Toku. The midfielder will continue his career at the highest level of Belgian football, moving to the Leuven team.

Emmanuel Toku joined Botev (Plovdiv) in early February 2021. The midfielder quickly became a fan favourite with his speed, technique and cannon strike.

In his first months at the club, the midfielder was involved in the difficult survival of the “canaries” in the Premier League. At the end of the first season in Botev, the Ghanaian entered the hearts of the fans.

On May 20, 2021, Botev recorded a historic success against Levski at Gerena. On that unforgettable May night, Toku’s talent shone, and he scored the two winning goals in the door of the “blues”.

In the 2021/2020 bronze season, Toku participated in 32 games, becoming one of the main footballers in Azrudin Valentić’s squad. The midfielder scored four goals and helped reach the bronze medals.

The Ghanaian was part of the “yellow-black” team in European club tournaments, and since the start of the campaign he has participated in 17 matches, recording one goal and one assist to his account.

PFC Botev Plovdiv admired Emmanuel Toku for his professionalism, dedication and memories with the “yellow-black” team and wished him many successes in his future appearances on the green.

The Ghanaian initially began playing football with Cheetah FC in his home country. Toku later travelled to Europe in 2019 and participated in 39 matches for the Danish team Fremad Amger, where he scored 12 goals and contributed six assists.

The 22-year-old made his way to Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in 2021. He played in the Bulgarian Parva Liga 70 times, making eight hits and six assists.

His appearances in Ghana’s young national teams were regular. He was a member of the U17 team that placed second in the U17 Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 and then advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U17 World Cup in India that same year.

Later, in 2019, in Niger, he led the Ghana U20 squad as their captain. As soon as his work permit and visa are in order, Toku will return to the field wearing a Leuven jersey.