Ghana's No. 1

Hibernian to sign Francis Dickoh

Published on: 31 August 2010

Hibernian will sign Ghana centre-back Francis Dickoh today subject to the player completing a medical.

The 27-year old currently plays for FC Utrecht in Holland but the Dutch club have confirmed that the player is likely to move to the SPL.

Assuming the player passes his medical, Dickoh will sign a one-year contract at Easter Road. The Ghana international will not require a work permit to play in the Scotland as he was born in Denmark.

The player, who began his career at B93 before having spells at Farum and Nordsjaelland, joined Utrecht in 2006. Though he made over 80 appearances in the Eredivisie, the defender has recently lost his place in the Utrecht first team.

"There's still a bit of paperwork to be completed but Francis is a guy that we have had our eye on for some time," Hibs manager John Hughes told The Scotsman.

"He will bring a physical edge to the side and that is something that I am looking to add right through the team.

"I want to bring winners to this club and I think that is what Francis is. He is an experienced player, he knows how to play his position and his commitment and strength caught my attention. Brian Rice and I were over in Utrecht fairly recently watching him play in a reserve game and came away very impressed.

"He's composed on the ball and his enthuisiasm to come to Edinburgh, to try something different and to play football for Hibs said a lot."

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