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Ghanaian-born Niger defender Kofi Dankwa released by PSL side Bidvest Wits

Published on: 24 June 2014
Kofi Dankwae of Bidvest Wits during the 2013/14 Absa Premiership football match between Bidvest Wits and Maritzburg United at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg on 6 May 2014 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

South African Premier side Bidvest Wits have parted ways with Ghanaian-born Niger defender Kofi Dankwa after just a season with the club.

The centre-back cum holding midfielder joined "The Clever Boys" after the impressing at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Dankwa, formerly of Tunisian side Esperance Sportive de Zarzis, is said to have failed to impress.

“We didn’t exercise the option because for a foreign player we felt he didn’t do enough in the team,” Wits CEO Jose Ferreira explained to about the player’s departure.

“We were happy about him as a player but the fact that he is a foreign player left us with no option but to not take up the option on his contract.

“A foreign player must always play. He is not coming back to us.”

Dankwa made 12 appearances for Wits last season in the Premier Soccer League.

He was born in Ghana to Ghanaian parents but decided to naturalize for Niger.


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