Kumasi Asante Kotoko has confirmed that Central midfielder Mudasiru Salifu has left the club to sign a permanent deal with Saudi Arabia fold Al-Bukiryah FC.
The midfielder joins the Al Bukayriyah, Qassim-based side on an undisclosed but permanent transfer after successful negotiations and undergoing mandatory medicals.
Mudasiru arrived at the Asante Kotoko in 2019 and soon established himself as one of the best in the league, earning himself a call-up to the Black Galaxies. He scored his maiden goal for the team in a remarkable 3-1 away win against Dreams FC in the opening fixture of the 2021/2022 football season at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Mudasiru, then deputy skipper of the team to Ismail Ganiyu stayed consistent in the team both on and off the pitch, playing a vital role in the team’s league successes in the 2021/22 season.
In July 2022, Mudasiru joined Moldovan fold FC Sheriff Tiraspol on loan and was successful at the club, making 21 appearances in all competitions, including in the Europa league where he played against English giants Manchester United.
Following the successful loan spell, Salifu in January this year joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Batin in the Saudi Pro-League on loan until the end of the season with the option to make the move permanent.
Al-Batin at the end of the season suffered relegation to the Saudi Division One league and opted against signing Mudasiru permanently.
Despite the situation, Mudasiru did not lack suitors. However, after prolonged negotiations, Asante Kotoko SC reached an agreement for his permanent move to Al-Bukiryah FC, who will be playing in the Saudi Division One League after recently securing promotion.