#10 Prosper Kasim
Height: 5’ 9”
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Previous Club: IFK Göteborg (Allsvenskan – Swedish First Division)
During the 2022 season, club legend Prosper Kasim made 31 appearances, 24 starts, and 830 passes (80.2% passing accuracy). Additionally, he had the second most shots (50) and goals (nine), and got himself five assists to combine for the second most goal contributions (14). In the highlight reel, Kasim garnered a brace against the Charleston Battery on April 27th, 2022 — the only two goals of the match in a 2-1 victory for the Three Sparks.
Often dropping back to play as an attacking midfielder, Kasim made 25 appearances for the Black and Gold in 2021. He racked up five goals to tie for third most on the squad and had two assists (4=). He produced 33 key passes and 33 shots with a 15.2% conversion rate.
Birmingham’s #10 played in 15 of the club’s 17 matches in 2020 and was tied for third on the team in goals and assists with three each, was third in shots with 20, and was fourth in chances created with 12. He also completed 81.3% of his passes, and racked up 15 tackles, 12 interceptions, nine clearances, and three blocks.
In 2019, Kasim led Legion FC in appearances (35), starts (34), and minutes played (2,845), across the USL Championship Regular Season and Playoffs. He won Golden Boot as the team-leader in goals scored in the regular season with seven and was first on the team in shots (59) and chances created (53), third in passes (1,057), tied for fourth in interceptions (30), fifth in tackles (49) and assists (two), and threw in 11 clearances and an 80.4% passing completion percentage for good measure.
The attacker joined Legion FC in 2019 after spending two years in Sweden’s top flight, Allsvenskan, with IFK Göteborg. Göteborg acquired Kasim as an 18-year-old in 2015 from Ghanaian club International Allies. He was on the first team roster and featured for the Göteborg U-21 team in 2015 and 2016. He then spent the 2017 season on loan from Göteborg to Norrby IF, also in the Swedish second division. The winger played 21 times and scored three goals with two assists. In 2018, he was loaned to Mjällby AIF in Sweden’s second division, where he scored 10 goals with three assists in 27 matches and helped Mjällby gain promotion to the Allsvenskan.
Legion FC Head Coach Tom Soehn tracked Kasim with Inter Allies since the player was just 16 years old. He closely followed Kasim’s career from Ghana to Sweden before bringing him to the States to join Legion FC.