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OFFICIAL: Spanish La Liga side Eibar unveil Derek Boateng

Published on: 19 August 2014
Derek Boateng

Newly promoted Spanish La Liga side Eibar have unveiled Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng ahead of the start of the season this weekend.

The ceremony took place at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua in the Basque country and signed a one-year deal.

Boateng is now set to make a return to the Spanish top-flight after playing for Getafe between 2009 and 2011 before leaving for Ukrainian side FC Dnipro.

Derek Boateng and new coach Federico Piovaccari

He could make his debut on Sunday if head coach Gaizka Garitano is satisfied with his fitness level for the home match against Real Sociedad.

The 31-year-old said: "I'm very happy to play in the league. I want to give my best in Eibar."

Eibar president Alex Aranzabal said Boateng is a "proven" and “experienced" signing.

Boateng has been capped 26 times by Ghana and has played in two FIFA World Cup finals Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Rock says:
    August 19, 2014 02:25 pm
    Old man. It's time to come home and play with your Grandchildren.
  • Nanaba says:
    August 19, 2014 02:35 pm
    Aboa bi ba, who is old man?????
  • Chuku says:
    August 19, 2014 02:42 pm
    This guy is too old to play modern soccer. He needs to retire and go for coaching course. I am not prophesying doom, but this new team will let him go within six months unless he tells them he wants to be a “player coach”. He is too old period!
  • Seto says:
    August 19, 2014 04:16 pm
    There they got again.always retiring players with their mouth. Nothing buy experience wai!!!
  • fansantiago says:
    August 19, 2014 07:25 pm
    he is even older than the coach....eeei african players
  • Brooklyn says:
    August 20, 2014 07:37 am
    Enemies of progress. Please try and pray for his success not failure.
  • R.NASJA says:
    August 20, 2014 11:23 am
    Masa, cry ur own cry n stop insulting players. Dat is their profession n dey ar making money out of it. Weda he is old or young d coach has seen him n sign him, if u woundn't pray for him but stop d insults.