Berekum Chelsea defender Nicholas Opoku has secured a four-year contract with Club Africain, Footy-Ghana.com sources at the Tunisian outfit have revealed.
The 20-year-old centre-back arrived in Tunis in the company of his club President Nana Kwame Nketia and has been training with the side since last week Friday.
Opoku becomes the third Ghanaian signing after Abdul Latif Anabila and Abdul Wahab Hanan by the Caf Confederation Cup campaigners this summer.
Club Africain have signed Opoku as a direct replacement for compatriot Lawrence Lartey whose contract was canceled only 20 days into his arrival.
Lartey had moved to the side in a free agent deal but his signing brought about some controversy between sporting director Wajdi Essid and the club President. Essid was against the signing of the former Ajax Cape Town defender, claiming the Ghanaian was detected to having an injury during his medical but the management went ahead to complete the deal. He put the information out in the media and went on to resign in protest. The club officially debunked the allegations but the public embarrassment, Footy-Ghana is informed, led to the decision to part ways with Lartey.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Opoku’s decision to travel for the Club Africain deal ruled him out of reckoning for the Black Stars B’s 2018 CHAN qualifier away to Burkina Faso scheduled for Saturday.