John Boye joins Al Fahya in Saudi Arabia

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The experience defender has left Europe after thirteen years to ply his trade in the Gulf region following a lucrative deal

Ghana defender John Boye has completed a shocking move from French Ligue 1 side Metz to Saudi Arabian giants Al Fahya FC, the two clubs have confirmed.

The 34-year-old had a wonderful campaign with Metz last season as the club finished tenth on the log out of twenty teams that participated.

Although, Ligue 1 has attracted a lot of attentions and good ratings over the past few weeks following the arrival of former Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, Boye has opted to leave behind all the hype.

The former Stade Rennes defender signed a one-year deal with Al Fayha with an option to extend the deal after the season and reports suggest he will make at least twice the money he was receiving in France.

He has now joined Andre Ayew, Afriyie Acquah and Samuel Owusu as the top Ghanaian players in the Gulf region.

“The Board of Directors of Al-Fayhaa Club, headed by Mr. Abdullah bin Ahmed Abanmi, completed the procedures for the transfer of the former international player, Ghanaian defense heart John Boye, with a professional contract for one season,” a club official statement read.

“Ghanaian John Boye represented many clubs during his professional career, most notably the French club Rennes, the Turkish club Sivasspor and the Ghanaian Heart of Lions club, and his last stop was with the French Metz Club,” the statement added.

Boye, who was not called for Ghana’s double header against Ethiopia and South Africa in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, boasts of 68 international caps and six goals.


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