Nana Ofori-Twumasi

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Nana Ofori-Twumasi
0Full Name Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi
0Date of Birth 15 May 1990
0Place of Birth Accra, Ghana
0Position Defender
0Chelsea career 2002 - 2010
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs Dagenham & Redbridge (loan)

Nana Ofori-Twumasi (born 15 May 1990) is a defender who formerly played for Chelsea's Reserve and Youth teams.


Pre-Chelsea career

Nana hailed from the same area of London and same school as former Blues academy product Carlton Cole and joined the junior ranks as a youngster.

Chelsea career

When he first joined Chelsea he was mainly a right winger, but over time and into the Under-16s and 18s he developed into a right-back and occasional centre-back. An effective influence at both ends of the pitch, he served as a regular youth team captain and leader.

Upon his promotion to Reserve football he showed a shortness of temper and some frustration at team-mates and opponents, suggesting a potential lack of professionalism, suggesting the need for a loan spell. This came at Dagenham & Redbridge in late 2009, one which saw some mixed performances with some questionable defending alongside two goals. His six-week stay was not extended upon expiration.

He was released at the end of his deal in 2010.


Despite being born and raised in Ghana (where he lived until the age of ten), Nana represented England at every level up to Under-20. His career highlight was being part of the England Under-17 squad that traveled to Korea for the Youth World Cup. He started every match and was most impressive in England’s win over Brazil.

In 2009 he was one of few England players who came away from the Under-20 World Cup in Egypt with any credit.

Career Statistics

Youth Team Football

Season Club Total
Apps Goals
2005-06 Chelsea 5 0
2006-07 Chelsea 22 1
2007-08 Chelsea 21 1

Reserve Team Football

Season Club Total
Apps Goals
2007-08 Chelsea 18 0
2008-09 Chelsea 16 0
2009-10 Chelsea 10 0

Senior Club Football

Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008-09 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2

Career honours

Post Chelsea career

Nana's contract expired at the end of the 2009-10 season and on July 1st 2010 he signed a three-year contract with Peterborough United. He struggled to make the grade at London Road, however, and joined Northampton Town on loan towards the end of 2010-11, once again joining up with manager Gary Johnson. He signed for the club permanently in June 2011 but suffered a serious knee injury which sidelined him for the entire campaign.

In August 2013, Johnson once again showed faith in him by signing him to a short-term deal at Yeovil Town. He joined Newport County in July 2015.

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