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EXCLUSIVE: Egypt top-flight side Ceramica Cleopatra sign Winful Cobbinah from Tirana

Published on: 18 November 2020

Newly promoted Egypt Premier League side Ceramica Cleopatra FC have signed Ghanaian midfielder Winful Cobbinah, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The former Hearts of Oak player completed the move on Tuesday after passing medicals, confirming the move revealed by Ghanasoccernet.com last week.

Cobbinah is joining Ceramica from Albanian giants KF Tirana with a massively improved contract terms for the Ghanaian talented playmaker.

The 29-year-old becomes the 12th player to join the Giza based side as they aim at maintaining their status in the Egyptian top-flight in their maiden appearance.

Cobbinah was a key member of the Ghana squad that won the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations.

He scored one of the goals when the Black Stars beat Nigeria 4-1 in the finals of the tournament.

The deal for Cobbinah had been in the offing for two months now after playing a major role in ensuring the title success of FK Tirana which prompted the club abroad to pounce for his signature.

The move to the foreign club will not be affected by Tuesday's court ruling as his club FK Tirana had already been in negotiations with the foreign club over the Ghana international.

The former Hearts of Oak star played an influential role for the side as they  clinched the  Katergoria Superiore last season, ending a 11-year top-flight drought with their last success dating back in the 2008/2009 season.

Since joining from Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak two years ago, Cobbinah has been a mainstay of the side, scoring 10 goals in a combined 58 matches so far and making several assists.

The poster boy has been rewarded by the country's President after granting his citizenship just within two years.

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