Kotoko’s former captain Abdul Ganiyu joins Al-Talaba Sports Club in Iraq

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The defender has officially put pen to paper with the Iraqi side and would be playing in the top-flight this season

Ghana defender Abdul Ganiyu Ismail has officially joined Iraqi Premier League side Talaba Sports Club in a one-year deal with an option for another year, AshesGyamera.com can confirm.

The 28-year-old was recently stripped off his captaincy role at Kotoko after felling off with the club’s top hierarchy following disagreement over incentive package after winning Ghana Premier League title last season.

Ganiyu is expected to earn around US$ 5,000 every month as salary after joining Talaba from Kotoko which sees him earning almost three times of the salary he was getting in Ghana.

Al-Talaba Sports Club is an Iraqi sports club based in Al-Rusafa, Baghdad. Its football team competes in the Iraqi Premier League, the top flight of Iraqi football. Founded in 1977, it was merged with another club called Al-Jamiea ahead of the 1978–79 season. Their home stadium is Al-Talaba Stadium

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