Billericay Town FC
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Milton Keynes Dons FC
|2017 (on loan)|
Corby Town FC
Dunstable Town FC
St. Ives Town FC
Billericay Town FC
My name is Andrew Osei-Bonsu, I am a central midfielder and I play for Billericay Town.
What are your specific qualities as a football player?
I like to call myself a midfielder, I prefer playing as a central box to box, as I am very athletic have good passing and can score goals. But a lot say I am better attacker/winger, due to my pace and power, so could use me as a versatile player to be honest.
How do you prepare for an (important) match? (music, rituals, etc.)
Always easier said than done, the early night sleeps and good match prep in terms of food, Its very important it kind of sets your tone for the game, usually I prepare on a Friday, I usually ay in bed listen to music and just think about the game the next day.
In the youth you played for Milton Keynes Dons FC. How did you get into the youth of Milton Keynes Dons FC ? And how did you experience these period?
Was at MK for 11 years, was nice being there as I grew up in Milton Keynes, was always a proud moment and proud thing to wear an MK Dons shirt. Was only 7 when I first put it on, and went all the way up to become an academy graduate which was the most proudest moment up to this day.
On 9 August 2016, you made your professional debut for the first team in a 2-3 EFL Cup first round away win against Newport County FC. How important was that moment for you ?
That day was incredible, the way it all happened was just strange, was just training the day before as usual with the 18s, manager pulls 4 of us a side and says go to the first team, you are with them today and tomorrow. Wasn’t the first time training with them, but I remember our 18s manager saying today and tomorrow. So I was smiling thinking I was involved. Next thing we go to the meeting room and the teams already on the board, my face was in the starting line up! I was shocked, but it was a great feeling. And the result to go from 2-0 to win 3-2 on the day just a bonus.
After your time at Wealdstone, Dunstable Town, and trials with Derby County and Huddersfield Town, you joined Irish NIFL Championship club Larne FC on 8 June 2018. Did you noticed a lot of difference in football between the England and Ireland ?
My time at MK came to an end, and Derby County showed interest, I went there and actually signed a deal there. And it ended up falling through because of some issues with my previous agent which I was really upset about. Stopped playing football for a bit and then went to Wealdstone, was only 18 so didn’t get a lot of playing time there. Had trails at Crystal Palace and Charlton then I decided I wanted to go to non-League and see where it takes me. I started off really well scoring 2 goals in 2 games and our team was quite young at Dunstable Town, a few games in my manager at the time Tony Mcool who was a massive part of my journey. Said 2 teams want you to come on trial Sunderland and Huddersfield, so I went there and done my thing, and both wanted me to come back in the summer. But I ended up signing a pro contract at Larne FC in Northern Ireland.
Now you play in England at Billericay Town FC. How did you welcomed at Billericay Town? And was it nice to be came back in England?
I was welcomed really well, Jamie Ohara has been really good to me, it’s a positive environment and yeah its always good to be playing back in England and be back at home. I am in an around the squad I just need to get a good string of games to really show what I’m about.
What is your best moment in your football career?
Deffo has to be my debut or signing my contract in Northern Ireland, that place is very underrated and I felt proud to have left home and it was my first taste of being independent, was a great feeling but yeah, nothing really beats making your professional debut.
What are your personal goals this season?
I want to play higher, I want to score more goals I just need a platform to showcase myself and get back to the level I was aspired to be and that’s by playing as much football as possible.