GER-SHON, GER-SHON, KOFFIE, KOFFIE

For @g.28.k / @Gersh28koffie we simply chant:

GER-SHON, GER-SHON,
KOFFIE, KOFFIE

to the tune of Queen's "We Will Rock You". It is a fitting tune for the tough tackling, strong-on-the-ball Ghanaian born midfielder.

The mutual ‪#‎Love‬ & ‪#‎Respect‬ between Gersh and ‪#‎VanCitySupporters‬ goes all the way back to his arrival in 2010. During our Cup run that Fall, Gersh endeared himself to all when he scored his first goal for us in the north end goal at Swangard vs. ‪#‎LowerCa5cadian‬ foes Portland. If you have never seen it before, it came in the opening minute of play and can be seen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB0_G4ZM-YE

It has been great to follow and encourage Gersh's growth as a player over these past 4.5 years. His time in ‪#‎MLS‬ has had it's ups and downs (a few untimely injuries). He loves to be the single holding midfielder, but was also great next to @matiaslaba this season. If we go to a 4-4-2 (Diamond) in 2015, he will also be able to contribute from either the left or right sides of the diamond. It will be interesting to see how that may develop.

Looking back on 2014 it is hard not to think of this as a stand out moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0-edckCmI0

It was a great contribution to another victory over ‪#‎Se4tt1e‬ that led to our completing our ‪#‎DriveForFive‬ and kept us as record holders in the ‪#‎Ca5cadiaCup‬.

Gersh, enjoy your time back in ‪#‎Ghana‬. Be safe. We can't wait to ‪#‎GiveOurAll‬ as you do the same for ‪#‎OurClub‬ in 2015.

Much Love,

One of the Collective

P.S. We can't remember who took this photo, but it was during the second half of the ‪#‎ManCity‬ Friendly in 2011. Gersh, after helping our side to 1-0 in the first half, spent 30-40 minutes in the stands with ‪#‎LaDoceVancouver‬. Massimo Cusano (please bring back the trumpet!), @zacharyadammeisenheimer, and others that would become ‪#‎partners‬ in our movement, really appreciated Gersh's supporting with them. He joined us in 203/204 post match after he scored the winner in the 4-0 victory over ‪#‎TheGoats‬ in 2012 and again at ‪#‎FirstKick‬ 2013 when he got the only goal in a 1-0 win vs. TFC. We hope to have him back one day to lead ‪#‎TheHumba‬.