African transfers in this window
In a week where Didier Drogba has been the biggest mover of African origin, there have been oh-not-so-big moves all around the world as well. From France to the Far East, here's a brief summary.
One of the best players in the Belgium Jupiler in the past few seasons is set to make history with his transfer sealed. Mohamed Tchité will be the first player ever to play for all three Belgian top teams. This time, Club Brugge has reached what they called "a gentleman's agreement" as to the transfer of the 28 year old Burundian hitman.
He has played for Anderlecht and Standard de Liège (twice in his career) and has scored over 60 goals in the Belgian first division.
The well-travelled former Tottenham and Middlesbrough striker Ahmed Hossam "Mido" has finally severed a third spell with his boyhood club, Zamalek. He fell out out of favour following a wage dispute with his bosses. The 29-year-old has passed a medical at Oakwell on Thursday before completing the deal.
West Ham have completed their third summer signing with Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame joining the Premier League new boys on a three-year deal. The Hammers beat off a host of European and domestic suitors to snap up the 25-year-old midfielder on a free transfer from Wigan.
Cameroon midfielder Louis Parfait has also left Serie A side Genoa to sign for relegated Cesena. Kwadwo Asamoah of Udinese has completed his medicals with Juventus and the details are yet to be finalised. Reports say the deal will be a bumper one with teammate Mauricio Isla tagging along
Gambia international Abdoulie "Kenny" Mansally has joined Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake after a three-week trial.
Orlando Pirates ended speculation about the Isaac Chansa's future after he was previously linked with Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows. He has everything there is to win in the South African PSL as well as the African Nations' Cup.
Although the club would have liked to keep the Africa Cup of Nations winner at the team for the new season, the player had already expressed his intentions to move overseas for a fresh challenge and hence the club ceded to the players request," the club said.
Orlando Pirates have now been targeting striker Emmanuel Okwi, but the move may hit a snag as the player is said to be headed for trials in Italy. Reports say the Uganda international has been linked with a record-breaking R7-million move [over $850,000] to the Buccaneers.
He plays for Simba SC in Tanzania and has been prolific in Uganda's World Cup and African Cup games in the past three weeks.
France and Spain
The center back from Democratic Congo, Christopher Mfuyi has left Valenciennes to sign for his former club Servette. Now 22, the
Udinese and Cameroon's 24-year old right back Allan Nyom has been loaned to Granada. This is the fourth season in a row such a deal has been done for the lad.
Enoch Ebo Andoh, formerly of Ghana's national under 20 team, has joined Cypriot champions AEL Limassol on a two-year deal. The 19-year-old sealed the deal on Wednesday afternoon after agreeing personal terms and passed medical the previous day.
Andoh was a key player for the Porto's reserves, who won their league last season. He is now AEL Limassol's fourth signing, with the team garnering talent for the impending UEFA Champions League campaign.
Andoh told the media that "Limassol have been the best club in the Cypriot league in recent seasons" while touting the fact that "this is a fresh opportunity" for him to show the world that he has come of age.