By Ameenu Shardow
Defender Shulla Illiasu has ended his three-year exile from football by joining Armenian topflight club Impuls.
The 28-year-old was released from his contract in 2008 by Russian club Saturn due to a nagging ankle injury and has since not played in a competitive match.
However, Iliasu has been handed a career lifeline and has already made four appearances for the Dilijan-based club.
The ex Asante Kotoko player was a revelation in Ghana's maiden senior World Cup appearance in Germany 2006.
His impressive showing at the Mundial earned him trials at English clubs Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers but eventually signed for Saturn.