Senegalese striker Moussa Sow switches to Turkey’s Bursaspor

Senegalese striker Moussa Sow switches to Turkey’s Bursaspor
Senegal striker Moussa Sow

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018. 17:30

News coming from Turkey is that Bursaspor have signed Senegalese striker Moussa Sow from United Arab Emirates’ Shabab Al-Ahli.

The Lions of Teranga international is making the move in an aim to forge his way back into the national team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Having previously played in Turkey for Fenerbahce, the 31-year-old won the 2014 title and two FA cups in two spells.

Sow has fallen down the pecking order under coach Aliou Cisse and faces competition for place in the squad for Russia from several exciting youngsters.

"I came here to add value, plus help the club go as far as possible in the league and qualify for a European competition next season," said Sow.

"I know there are expectations but I do not have a scoring target, I just hope to find the back of the net regularly.

"What is more important is to help get the team to the highest level possible."

The veteran striker also wants to make a big impact at ninth-placed Bursaspor, who are managed by former Cameroon boss Paul Le Guen.

Despite launching his career with Rennes and Lille in France, he joined Fenerbahce on a four-and-a-half-year deal for US$13.2m in January 2012.

After three successful seasons in Turkey, he later joined UAE’s Al-Ahli two years ago and scored 13 goals as the club won the Pro-League title in 2016.

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