Benjamin Moukandjo completes move to China

Benjamin Moukandjo completes move to China
Benjamin Moukandjo of Cameroon (C) and Aaron Mooy of Australia (L) in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 group B soccer match between Cameroon and Australia at the Saint Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia, 22 June 2017. EPA/SRDJAN SUKI

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Mar 02, 2018. 09:30

Cameroon international forward Benjamin Moukandjo has completed his switch to Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe.

The Indomitable Lions skipper has joined Renhe on a season-long loan deal from rivals Jiangsu Suning after leaving French giants Lorient.

Moukandjo parted ways with Lorient for Suning last July and scored seven goals in ten appearances for the club.

Strongly linked with a move to Guizhou Hengfeng, Renhe swooped on the player before Tuesday's transfer deadline in China.

Having launched his European career with Stade Rennais, he went on to have spells with six other French clubs such as AS Monaco, Nancy and Reims.

Although Lorient were relegated last season, the 29-year-old finished as top scorer at Lorient in both his seasons with the club after netting 26 goals in 56 games for the French side.

In his international career, he led the Indomitable Lions to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations glory in Gabon as they qualified for last summer's Confederations Cup in Russia.

Although they failed to reach this year’s FIFA World Cup, Moukandjo played for his country at the previous edition in Brazil and has scored seven goals in 44 appearances for the five-time African champions.

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