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Black Stars striker Waris explains Spartak Moscow choice

Published on: 11 November 2012

Striker Abdul Majeed Waris says he chose to join Spartak Moscow due to 'their great prospects.'

The Ghana international joined the Russian giants on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old signed for the club after accepting personal terms and passing a medical on Saturday.

He joins from BK Hacken where he emerged the top goal scorer in the just ended Swedish league with 23 goals in 29 games.

The Right to Dream Academy graduate is now looking to make a career step up at Spartak haven been thrilled with their style of play in this season's UEFA Champions League.

"Spartak are a great club with big prospects," he told his new side's official website.

"The team caught my interest after I watched the game against Celtic.

"I liked the team, it seemed that I can develop and express myself here."

Waris however has to wait until January to make his competitive debut for his new club.

He has already won four caps with the Ghana national team and is likely to get another international game under his belt in Tuesday's friendly match against Cape Verde.

Waris is however still in search of his first international goal for the Black Stars.



This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Robb says:
    November 11, 2012 11:15 pm
    The fans would love and root for you if you keep scoring, just take your chances and you'll be fine in Russia. Russians soccer fans are toning down racism because the whole world is speaking against their outrageous behavior. Russia would soon be a racist-free country because the whole world is moving on. Even the President of the most powerful country in the world is a black man.
  • Fu-Chu says:
    November 11, 2012 11:33 pm
    I wish this young man luck, but don't trust that the Russian fan is any less racist than in recent times. I would rather he would have signed elsewhere in Europe.
  • coconutman says:
    November 12, 2012 12:23 am
    Waris has not been given any meaningful playing time by Coach Appiah and that explains why he has not scored for the Black Stars yet.
  • Whocares? says:
    November 12, 2012 03:27 am
    Hopoe the Russians don't throw bananas at him.
  • Rob USA says:
    November 12, 2012 03:39 am
    Hey Robb for your info, the USA is not the most powerful country in the world. Just so you know I live here and this country owes so much money to other countries its a crime. Every little money you make every department has to get theirs before you get yours. Sorry but if I had my way I wouldn't live here.
  • junior mafia says:
    November 12, 2012 08:22 am
    @rob america is da most powerful nation..evry country owes one wae or da other so ur point is not relevnt.if I may ask which country do u thnk is most powerful? China? Russia?.U dnt need to brag der r several ppl on gsn livin in usa buddy.
  • Rob USA says:
    November 12, 2012 06:34 pm
    Sorry junior but America is not the most powerful nation. Why do you America always tries to import most of the natural resources. You are probably looking at the military area you are like wow right with all this technology. No country is powerful than the other in reality. Look at Japan, they technologies over there that will never be seen any where else in the world till 3 to 5yra from now. Heck even with all the natural resource that Ghana and most other countries have it all comes down to how are they going to use it. My point is relevant.