Sow’s belatedly set to get his Turkish delight
Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club record buy Moussa Sow has got his wish about a return to Turkey’s Super Lig, reaching a “preliminary agreement” to join mid-table Bursaspor.
Sow, 31, has cut a miserable figure all term at Rashid Stadium since his loan spell could not be extended at Fenerbahce – the club he was bought from by the defunct Al Ahli for ¤17 million (Dh70m) in September 2015. The Senegal forward was also cut last week from their fourry player foreign quota in the wake of just one goal in eight appearances in 2017/18.
He now looks set to team up with ex-Al Nasr attacker Jires Kembo Ekoko after he travelled to Bursa yesterday to complete the formalities on a half-season temporary deal.
“Experienced player Moussa Sow came to Bursa today after a principle agreement was reached,” his new employers tweeted, along with a picture of Sow smiling with a club scarf. “After the health checks are done, Bursaspor will sign the contract.”
Sow did not settle in Dubai, failing to integrate into the Red Knights’ squad during his only full campaign of service in 2015/16. He exits with a return of 21 strikes in 41 run-outs.
The only silverware gained was the 2015/16 Arabian Gulf League’s title.
Meanwhile, bottom-placed Al Dhafra have called time on coach Mohammed Kwid’s two-year spell in charge and replaced him with exHatta supremo Gjoko Hadzievski until the end of the campaign.
A 1-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Emirates Club on Thursday sealed the Syrian’s fate. This result meant they had not won in the top flight since September 21.
Macedonia’s Hadzievski, 62, became the first managerial casualty of 2017/18 when dismissed by the Tornado in October.
Bursa’s boy: Moussa Sow (r).