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."


  • chris ips
    says: 9 years ago
    Sunderland have broken their transfer record with the signing of Ghana international striker Asamoah Gyan from Rennes. The Black Cats were locked in talks for much of transfer deadline day to secure the signing of Gyan, who was one of the stars of this summer's World Cup finals. Now the North East club have finalised a deal worth in excess of £13million for Gyan, beating their previous record of £10million which they paid for Darren Bent from Tottenham in 2009. The 24-year-old underwent a medical on Tuesday morning before penning a four-year contract with the Black Cats. In a move to off-set some of the huge fee, Sunderland have agreed to let Martyn Waghorn join Leicester in a deal worth £3million.
  • Kenneth County
    says: 9 years ago
    Well Mr Editor, Gyan is now a Black Cat. He joins John Mensah at Sunderland for a club record 30 million pounds.
  • Kenneth County
    says: 9 years ago
    Bro. Chrish thanx for the correction it is actually 13 million British pounds and not 30 million.