Former Inter Allies striker Karim Sadat has completed his move to Swedish second tier club Halmstads BK as a free agent.
The Superettan side officially confirmed the 27-year-old’s capture in a two-year deal Wednesday morning.
Sadat, who previously featured for local clubs like Real Tamale United, AshantiGold, Berekum Chelsea, Hearts of Oak was signed up by the ‘Eleven Is To One’ after a frustrating spell under coach David Duncan and got shipped out immediately on a short loan to BW 90 IF in the Swedish lower tier. He returned to help Allies on their way to the MTN FA Cup final but missed the clash with Kotoko due to a move back to Sweden with Landskrona BoiS.
He later joined Prespa Birlik where he scored 38 goals in 51 appearances and propelled them to the top flight.
In November 2016, Sadat Karim reunited with Landskrona BoiS for two seasons before both parties announced his departure same month this year. He had scored 11 goals in 28 appearances but was not enough to help BoiS avoid relegation to the third tier at the end of the 2018 Swedish Superettan.
Välkommen till HBK, Sadat Karim! Det blev elva fullträffar för anfallaren den gångna säsongen, då han spelade i Landskrona Bois. Nu ansluter han till HBK. Läs mer på hbk.se.
Posted by HBK on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Familiar stomping grounds
The fleet-footed striker, previously courted by big boys Malmo and Norway’s Stabaek, remains in a familiar territory and would aim to continue proving himself as one of the topmost foreign talents in Sweden by leading one of the oldest clubs (104 years) in the country, Halmstads BK, back to the top flight.
“It’s always a pleasure to represent clubs with a rich story. So it feels great to be here, and I’m looking forward to playing with HBK. I’ve seen a part of the city and it’s actually bigger and more exciting than I thought,” Sadat Karim told the club’s website.
Karim faced his new club twice during Superettan 2018. In the first match, the game ended 0-0 and scored at his new home, the Örjans Vall Stadium as Landskrona BoiS suffered a 2-1 defeat to Halmstads on September 25.
“I’ve played Halmstad twice, so the fans and the club know me. If you see me playing, you know my strengths and how I am like as a player.
“I will work hard to make sure that the club goes up to Allsvenskan. It’s my biggest goal,” he said.
Sadat Karim is currently on holidays in his homeland Ghana and is expected to team up with compatriot Thomas Boakye and the rest of his new teammates later in January for pre-season towards the 2019 season scheduled for April start.
Halmstads BK finished 5th last season.