The former Porcupine Warriors defender who was recently linked to Barcelona will continue his playing career in Kazakhstan
Former Asante Kotoko defender Gideon Baah has completed his move from Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls to Kazakhstan top-flight outfit FC Kairat-Akademia Almaty, until the middle of the season (August) as a free agent.
He thus becomes the second Ghanaian to have joined the club after Ghana striker Patrick Twumasi who recently plies his trade with Astana in the same country.
The 26-year-old who saw his career in United States coming to an abrupt end following New York’s decision not to hand him a new deal after the expiration of his contract due to constant injury concerns, penned down a four-month deal with Kairat, which is also subjected to renewal based on his performance.
“I think its a very good opportunity for me as a person and as a player.” Baah told Kairat TV.
“I hope to make the most out of it especially in a big club like FC Kairat and hopefully they will get the best out of me as I give them everything I have,” he said.
“FC Kairat is one of the best teams in the world with very good facilities and its a stepping stone in my career, and hope to use this opportunity wisely because to develop as a player you need some opportunities like these,” he added.
With Kairat picking seven points from three games so far, Baah may make his debut appearance for the club on Saturday when they play Akzhayik if only coach Carlos Alos names him in the matchday squad.