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