Ibrahim completes Ittihad deal

Ibrahim completes Ittihad deal Egyptian side Ittihad have signed Ghanaian international midfielder Ibrahim Abdul-Razak from Liberty Professionals, the Alexandrian club said on Wednesday.

Abdul-Razak was on trial with Taha Basri’s team during the past few days, and has obviously impressed the Ittihad boss.

Chairman Mohamed Moselhi said that the 25-year-old signed a one-and-a-half year deal for $150,000 as Ittihad offloaded his compatriot Habib Mohamed.

Abdul-Razak had several spells in Europe with the likes of Aalborg (Denmark), Empoli (Italy) and St.Ettiene (France).

The defensive midfielder played six times for Ghana and took part in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Ittihad have now completed the three slots allowed for foreign players, having signed Awuleye Quaye ‘Junior’, in addition to Cameroonian striker Zambou Rollin Achille.

Ibrahim,a member of Ghana’s Under-20 team that won silver at the 2001 World Youth Championship in Argentina, has since shuttled between six clubs abroad.

He sustained a career threatening knee injury in 2004 during his spell at Israeli side  Maccabi Netanya and that rocked his boat.

Razak was loaned to Hapoel Ra’anana but failed to settle at the club.

He joined Liberty Professionals back home in the Ghanaian Premier League last season to keep fit.

Ittihad are currently eighth in the Egyptian Premier League table with 19 points.