ghana-born asumah abubakar swaps willem ii for mvv maastricht

11:00    31 Jul 2018

Ghana-born Portuguese attacker Asumah Abubakar has swapped Eredivisie side Willem II for second-tier club MVV Maastricht.

The 21-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Eerste Divisie side after terminating his contract with Willem II.

Abubakar suffered a broken fibula last season, limited him to only 16 appearances though the campaign.

Maastricht coach Ron Elsen was full of praise of youngster during his unveiling and is confident the player will help in their bid to gain promotion to the Eredivisie.

"Asumah Abubakar is a fast attacker, who has an incredible eye for goals," Elsen told the club's website. “He is a player with a lot of potentials."

"He has experience after playing in the Eredivisie level and also represented Portugal at the youth level.

"We are glad that we were able to get him to Maastricht. Now he will have to show that he has returned completely after his annoying fibula injury that he suffered last season and help us in achieving our aims," he added.

Abubakar remains eligible to play for Ghana, as he has not yet represented Portugal at senior international level.

The Ghana-born player will hope to feature for MVV in their opening Eerste Divisie clash, which sees them host FC OSS at De Geusselt Stadium on Friday, August 17.

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