Ghanaian youngster Ahmed Awua is excited after signing his first professional contract with lower tier Italian side Parma Calcio.

The 20 year old player who joined the club as a 16 year old has signed his first professional contract with the club that will expire in the summer of 2024.

Speaking after penning the contract, the youngster from Yamfo in the Tano North of the Bono region, expressed his excitement for the opportunity afforded him by the club.

To be honest, this feels really good for me and my family," he said.

"I’ve been at the club since I was sixteen and I’ve worked so hard to come this far, so I’m just happy that I’ve been given the opportunity to push on to be a professional.

"It is my wish to repay the faith this club and coaches, as well as everyone here, have in me in the near future," he added.

'Parma Calcio 1913 are delighted to announce that Alessandro Circati (10/10/2003) and Ankrah Ahmed Awua (03/01/2002) have both signed their first professional contracts, which will run until 30/06/2024,” a club statement read.

"We – in light of our commitment to bringing through young talents – are proud of Alessandro and Ankrah, who have been with the Club since 2020 and 2018 respectively, after reaching this great milestone in life and in their careers,” the statement added.

He is on the stables of the renowned Arthur Legacy football agency same as AS Roma youngster Felix Afena-Gyan among several others.