Nafiu Iddrisu signs for Sanga Balende

Sports News of Saturday, 12 December 2015


Naf KotEx-Ghana youth international striker Nafiu Iddrisu

Ex-Ghana youth international striker Nafiu Iddrisu has sealed a bumper move to DR Congo club top-flight side SM Sanga Balende in a deal worth $170,000, can exclusively reveal.

The 29-year-old signed a two-year contract this week with the ambitious club who are seeking to upstage giants and African champions TP Mazembe in the DR Congo top-flight league.

In the audacious move, Sanga Balende stormed the Ghanaian market by signing the former Kumasi Asante Kotoko striker to boost their attacking options as they seek to compete with TP Mazembe for talents.

He moves from Ghanaian second tier side Amidaus Professionals.

Iddrisu sealed the deal this week to become their second Ghanaian players as former Hearts of Oak attacker Stanley Afedzie is a key part of their team.

Afedzie’s performances and discipline convinced leaders of Sanga Balende to swoop to sign the former Ghana international U23 striker.

Iddrisu, who previously played for Ivorian side Asec Mimosas, was part of Ghana’s U23 side the Black Meteors playing along with striker Asamoah Gyan and Prince Tagoe.

The WAFA Academy graduate was highly fancied for big things but injuries prevented him from reaching his true potential.

Sa Majesté Sanga Balende, formerly known as the Union of South Kasai, is a one of the highly rated clubs in DR Congo based in the town of Mbuji-Mayi

They play their home matches at the feared Stade Kashala Bonzola.

The club is currently headed by Alfonso Ngoyi Kasanji, governor of the Province of Kasai-Oriental.

Kasanji to emulating Moises Katumbi, the governor of Katanga Province, who is the owner of TP Mazembe.