GPS1 take a look at some highly-rated superstars who could leave their clubs in the Ghana Premier League this season. Hearts of Oak’s Salifu Ibrahim and Steven Mukwala are among the key players who are likely to leave the shores of Ghana for bumper deals after the ongoing campaign.
IBRAHIM SALIFU – ACCRA HEARTS OF OAK
Widely hailed as one of the best midfielders in the Ghana Premier League, Hearts of Oak superstar Ibrahim Salifu is set to be out of contract in February.
The midfield dynamo has been impressive for Hearts of Oak since his arrival despite injuries, having emerged as the best player of the 2020/21 GPL season.
Salifu joined the Phobians in February 2021 on a three-year deal from Techiman Eleven Wonders and was very instrumental in the club winning their first league trophy in eleven years and also the FA Cup.
Considering his skill set, there would be no shortage of suitors if Hearts of Oak do not or cannot extend his contract beyond February 2023.
JUSTICE BLAY – ASANTE KOTOKO SC
Ghanasportspage.com understands that the ex-Medeama midfielder will be out of contract in January 2024.
In that regard, Blay would not finish the season with the porcupines if the club fails to offer him a new deal.
Blay, who is the fans’ favourite, has been one of the club’s best players this season. The Reds are yet to lose any game he has featured. He has played 8 matches, amassing a total of 641 minutes.
He has been a lucky player for Asante Kotoko this season. One draw, seven (7) wins out of eight games he has featured for the Porcupine Warriors only
At the moment, the club is yet to offer the defensive midfielder a new deal.
Justice Blay initially joined Kotoko on loan for the 2019/2020 season.
After becoming the fans’ favourite, Kotoko made the move permanent in January 2022 and signed him on a two-year deal.
Although injuries have hindered his progress at the club, he appears to have regained his form in this season for Asante Kotoko and could extend the deal.
STEVEN MUKWALA – ASANTE KOTOKO SC
The Ugandan international has attracted interests from some top African clubs in the ongoing campaign.
Mukwala’s contract with the Porcupine Warriors expires in August and is expected to leave the shores of Ghana.
The attacker has been impressive for his club this season, scoring 8 goals in 15 GPL games, which has caught the attention of several clubs in Africa.
Mukwala who formerly played for Uganda Revenue Authority SC joined Asante Kotoko on a two-year contract in August 2022 with an option for another year.
DANLAD IBRAHIM – ASANTE KOTOKO SC
A goalkeeper with huge pedigree, having won won U-20 AFCON. The 21-year-old is likely to leave Asante Kotoko this season after losing his role to Frederick Asare.
The young goalkeeper has a growing profile, with his World Cup journey with the Black Stars.
Danlad was heavily linked with a departure from the Kumasi-based club last season. Despite staying, it doesn’t look like he has much time left to spend with the GPL record holders. He has been relegated from the Red’s first team under Coach Prosper Ogum, having made just seven appearances for the GPL giants across all competitions so far.
If rumors are anything to go by, Danlad is closer than ever to leaving Asante Kotoko after seven years.
ALBERT EONDE – ACCRA HEARTS OF OAK
The Cameroonian striker has told Hearts of Oak he wants to leave the club after one year.
Albert, who signed a three-year contract with the club in February, has faced scrutiny for his lack of offensive impact, having failed to score last season and drawing a blank in the current season.
The decision comes on the heels of the club parting ways with another international player, Yassan Ouatching, in June, who similarly failed to score a single goal in the 2022/23 season.