Official: Former Barcelona striker joins a new club in Africa

Former Barcelona and Nigeria striker, Ezekiel Bassey has completed a move to Egyptian Premier League side Al Masry Sporting Club. The 22-year-old has committed his future to Al Masry until June 2022 after putting pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year deal, the club stated on the official website.

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Bassey rejoined Akwa United for the second half of last season after an unsuccessful spell with Paykan in Iran. The striker cum winger sealed a celebrated move to Spanish champions Barcelona in January 2017 but departed the club five months later without playing an official match.

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He made his competitive debut for the Super Eagles in a World Cup qualifier against Swaziland in November 2015 and was a member of the squad at the 2016 African Nations Championship. Bassey’s former clubs include Emma Ntuk Academy and Enyimba.