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Exclusive: Ghana defender Mohammed Awal joins Indian top-flight side Gokulam Kerala

Published on: 21 November 2020
Exclusive: Ghana defender Mohammed Awal joins Indian top-flight side Gokulam Kerala
Mohammed Awal

Ghana defender Mohammed Awal has sealed a move to Indian top-flight side Gokulam Kerala ahead of the start for the new season, can reveal.

The 32-year-old sealed the deal to join highly fancied side on Friday night on a free transfer to join the ambitious side.

He will join the club as soon as paperwork for his work permit and visa are ready for him to travel to join the club.

Awal, who is vastly experienced having played in South Africa, Morocco and Saudi Arabia, is the third foreign signing for Gokulam this year.

“I have heard a lot about football in India and am happy that I will be able to play there,” said Awal.

“We want to win the I-League this season. I know that Gokulam has started training. I am waiting to join them.”

Awal has represented Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup qualifiers and his signing has delighted the Italian coach of the Gokulam Karela.

“Awal is a quality player from the national team of Ghana," said Gokulam's coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese.

"He is strong in defending, good at high balls, and can start attack from the back.

His main strength is his experience playing for several top clubs in Africa and Asia. He is strong and reliable. We wish him the best for the upcoming season." he added.

Awal played for Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko before moving on play for clubs in South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Kuwait where he recently played for Al Fahaheel.

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