ankaragucu sign kone and kehinde ahead of galatasaray clash

13:31    31 Jul 2018

Bakary Kone of Burkina Faso during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon SemiFinal match between Burkina Faso and Egypt at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 01 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Turkish Super Lig side MKE Ankaragucu has announced the signing of Burkina Faso international Bakary Kone and Nigerian striker Olanrewaju Kehinde.

Kone, who a 30-year-old defender, has been purchased from Spanish club Malaga and he signed a two-year contract with an option of a year extension.
While 24-year-old striker Kehinde inked a three-year deal with the club after helping the Ankaragucu clinch promotion to the top-flight last season while on loan from United Arab Emirates (UAE) side Al-Fujairah.

“MKE Ankaragucu, which will host Galatasaray in the first week of Super League, continues our transfer with our Management Board.”

“We have signed a preliminary contract with Burkina Faso national team stopper Bakary Kone [2 + 1 year] and Muhammed Kehinde [3 years],” read a statement on the club’s official website.

Ankaragucu will open their 2018/19 Super Lig campaign against the defending champions Galatasaray on Friday, August 10.

"I made findings before I joined Ankaragucu. There were many clubs interested in me but Ankaragucu showed more seriousness that is why I chose to come here,” Kone said.

“Galatasaray match will be very difficult for us but we will try our best.”

Ankaragucu club chairman Mehmet Yiginer stated that he is happy to have signed Kehinde on a permanent deal.

“Muhammad Kehinde gave important contributions to us during our championship season,” Yiginer said.

“We wanted to keep him on our team. It was a rental for the past season and we are happy to solve the problem.”

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