Ghana President John Mahama's son Sharaf signs for Belgian top-flight side Mechelen

Published on: 04 February 2016
Ghana President John Mahama's son Sharaf signs for Belgian top-flight side Mechelen
Sharaf Mahama (left) formed a strong bond with Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan (right)

Ghana President John Mahama's son Sharaf has SHOCKINGLY signed for Belgian top-flight side Mechelen, has been exclusively told by reliable sources in Belgium.

Two reporters with Belgium's biggest sports newspapers have also confirmed to Ghana's leading football news outfit that indeed the student has joined Mechelen, the club famed for signing Ghanaian players.

The 22-year-old, who just last year was a student in the Untied Arab Emirates, signed the deal after training with the side since October, the soucres told

The deal has not been confirmed by the club on its website even though it is already widespread in the European country.

This comes just eight months after Sharaf Mahama announced his decision to pursue his career in football after playing in Stephen Appiah's testimonial in June last year.

Sharaf Mahama played as a second half substitute in the game which was also played by Africa's top stars including Emmanuel Adebayor, Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew but did not have enough playing time to demonstrate his prowess.

He arrived in the country along with his compatriot Hope Doagbodzi who have been training with the side in their bid to grab a permanent deal.

Sharaf Mahama (right) with a friend supporting Asamoah Gyan during a game in the UAE
Sharaf Mahama is reported to have even scored in a friendly match for Mechelen when he was deployed as a striker

Now the club insiders say the son of Ghana President John Mahama has signed a contract with the club along with Doagbodzi.

The information also claims that two other Ghanain youngster Rueben Acquah and Opoku Ampomah were also signed by Mechelen who previously had Ghanaian defender Nana Asare as their captain.

Abdul-Yakuni Iddi (and his brother) both from Ghana also played for Mechelen in the past.

It has not been confirmed from the Presidency whether the Sharaf Mahama is the same as the son of the Ghanaian leader but in Belgium is it news that the son of the leaders of the West African country has joined a club in their top-flight.

Sharaf Mahama is already popular with footballers in Ghana as he is close friends with Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyan and Stephen Appiah.

He is a football and fitness addict who has joined his father in public fitness activities in recent times.

While studying in Dubai, he regularly attended matches of Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan when he was the star striker of Al Ain in the UAE top-flight league.

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