Ghana’s two-time African Champions League winners Asante Kotoko have agreed a deal to sign Abdul Latif Anabila from Ashanti Gold in a transfer which could cost up to US$15,000 (R270,000).
The 24-time League winners, Kotoko, reached an agreement with the Miners on Saturday with the player insisting he is relishing an opportunity to turn out for the Reds.
The 23-year-old has been a target for the Porcupine Warriors for a while with head coach Maxwell Konadu keen on landing the talented player. The Black Stars midfielder joined Ashanti Gold in 2018 after returning from Tunisian side Club Africain.
The former youth international is on record as saying he is keen on joining Ghana’s most successful club, Kotoko.
“Yes I will play for them if they express interest, if they want me and speak to my current club then I will also be willing to join them,” he told Oyerepa FM.
“Kotoko is a big club in Ghana and we know their pedigree even in Africa so I will be ready to join them if only they want me and negotiate with Ashanti Gold.”
Ever since joining the Miners, the midfielder has played a big part, helping them reach the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup where they are preparing to face Moroccan side RS Berkane in the second leg qualifier after beating the North Africans 3-2 in Obuasi, a game Anabila excelled.
Anabila was part of the Ghana squad that finished as runners-up at the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations in Senegal where Asante’s Konadu was also the head coach.
The former New Edubiase United player has featured 14 times for AshantiGold in the Ghana top-flight this season. He was Ghana Premier League discovery player of the year in 2017.
He came close to joining Swedish giants AIK Stockholm in 2015 but snubbed the club after a bumper offer from Tunisian giants Club Africain.
By Mthokozisi Dube