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Ghana striker Richmond Adongo has signed a one-year contract with Ethiopian Premier League side Welwalo Adigrat University (Welwalo ADU).

The 25-year-old has moved to Ethiopia following his release by Zambian top flight side Buildcon FC.

Adongo becomes the second Ghanaian with ‘The Yellows’ after countryman Abdul Rahman Fasuni, who joined the club a couple of months ago.

The newbies, who are based in Adigrat town, 25 kms far from the politically important Ethiopia-Eritrea border, are known by their grassless low-level playing field in the league.

After a bright start to the season that saw them top on the league log, Welwalo ADU have hit a bad patch and gone six matches without a win.

Following this, they fired their head coach Birhane Gebre-Egzihber, who guided them to promotion after their 1-1 draw at home to Woliyta Dicha on matchday 12.

Welwalo are 12th on the Ethiopian Premier League table with 12 points.

Richmond Adongo, who previously played for Berekum Chelsea, will be eligible to play after matchday 15 when the second half of the season starts. His presence is expected to help the ‘The Yellows’ in the front line along with Burkinabe forward Prince Severnio and Ethiopian Mulualem Tilahun.

Currently, the Ethiopian Premier League is home to more than 17 Ghanaian players.





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