Ghanaian goal-keeper, Razak Brimah has penned a three-year deal with South Africa champions, Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
According to reports, the Black Stars shot-stopper came out successful in his medical examinations in Accra on Monday, July 25, thus, completing the transfer procedure.
Confirming the signing, Downs spokesman Thulani Thuswa said: “I can confirm that we have signed the player. We are expecting him to land today and join up with the guys in Rustenburg.”
The club also confirmed the news in a welcome message to Brimah, posted today on Mamelodi Sundowns’ official twitter page. See tweet below.
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) August 1, 2017
Brimah, who has been in Europe for over a decade, has played most of his career in Portugal and Spain. He became available on a free transfer after leaving Spanish second-tier side Cordoba at the end of the 2016/2017 season June ending.
With his move to Chloorkop, Brimah will be competing with Uganda’s captain Denis Onyango and Zambia’s legend Kennedy Mweene on the goalkeeper roster, following the departure of Wayne Sandilands who has joined Orlando Pirates in the current transfer window.
Razak Brimah’s international experience of playing in two Africa Cup of Nations-including the 2015 final-will be key for Pitso Mosimane’s side.
His acquisition is however, raising foreign quota issues as Mosimane’s roster includes the likes of Ricardo Nascimento, Fares Hachi, Yannick Zakri, Leonardo Castro, Bangaly Soumahoro and Fiston Razak.
It is likely that one goalie has to be released to make room for the Ghana goal-stopper.
3 Remarkable Things About Razak Brimah
1. Club Career
Razak Brimah has spent a greater part of his career on the Potuguese and Spanish sides. The Ghanaian player started his professional football career back in 2007, with Portugal’s G.D. Chaves. He has since made 203 appearances for 10 clubs including Spain’s Polideportivo Ejido, Betis, Terenife, Cordoba, among others.
2. International Football
Brimah keeps for his home football team, the Black Stars of Ghana, although he was not included in the latest squad of the team. He earned his first cap for the Ghana national team on the 14th of August 2013, appearing in a 2–2 friendly draw in Turkey.
Razak featured in the epic Africa Cup of Nations final against Ivory Coast which Ghana lost 9-8. He conceded four goals in the nine games he represented Ghana.
3. If his move to the Champions Masandawana side stands, Brimah will become the second international Ghanaian footballer to sign for a PSL club after Richard Ofori moved to Maritzburg United from Ghanaian champions Wa All Stars.