By Patrick Akoto
Ghana Premier League leaders Asante Kotoko have completed the capture of Liberty Professionals skipper Michael Helegbe.
The former Liberty Professional captain has opted to join his boyhood club for an undisclosed fee for the second half of the season.
The 26-year-old has started training with the Kumasi-based club and expects to make a huge impact.
â€œTraining has generally been good for me. I have observed how enthusiastic and vibrant the training sessions are and I believe itâ€™s the best atmosphere that any player on the local scene can wish for himself," Helegbe told the clubâ€™s official newspaper, Kotoko Express.
â€œI have confidence in my abilities and so do not see any challenge for position as insurmountable.
"I have some other abilities that give me a head start. I believe in competition and so will be fighting fairly in Kotoko for positions and for Kotoko to win laurels.
"Much as I will be doing all this, I am not oblivious to the fact that of being a team player and making my personal interest sub-servant to the larger interest of the club.
He will earn a reported yearly wage of 20, 000 Ghana cedis.
The former Ghana Under-23 captain, who has had stints in France and Belgium, comes in to replace newly-signed Red Star Belgrade striker Nathaniel Asamoah.