Thomas Abbey close to joining Egyptian side Ismaily



The Phobians skipper has landed in Egypt and will sign a reported three-year deal with the Brazilians if he passes his medical

Hearts of Oak skipper Thomas Abbey has been spotted in Ismailia, Egypt, ahead of a move to Ismaily Sporting Club, AshesGyamera can confirm.

The 24-year-old guided the Phobians to finish fourth in the league and place second in the Ghana FA Cup opted not to extend his stay with Hearts despite earlier making training with them after his botched move to Ajax in South Africa.

He is expected to sign a three-year deal between Thursday and Friday after head coach Abou Taleb El-Issawi expressed interest in his services through his West African scouts.

Abbey who can play as a left-back, left-wing or a midfielder caught the eye of the North African club during the 2017 Wafu Cup of Nations, as he played a vital role when Ghana defeated Nigeria in the final to win the trophy.

If the deal goes through as planned, he will become the second Ghanaian player at the club after former Bechem United defender Richard Baffour joined them last season.

Abbey will also become the fourth Ghanaian to join the Egyptian Premier League in the January transfer window after Augustine Okrah, Stephen Sarfo and Hans Kwofie signed for Alexandria-based Smouha SC.


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