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Ivory Coast’s Giovanni Sio signs for Stade Rennais


Giovanni Sio

’s Giovanni Sio has signed for French Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais after leaving FC Basel.

The French born striker spent one and a half seasons in Switzerland before going on loan to SC Bastia in the second half of last season.

The 26-year-old Ivorian has signed a three-year deal at the French side who finished fifth in Ligue 1.

Sio leaves behind Mohamed El-Nenny and Ahmed Hamoudi at FC Basel having previously played with Mohamed Salah at the Basel based club.

Ahmad Yousef is a proud Egyptian football fanatic who started playing football at a young age and was scouted for Ipswich Town. A hardcore Tottenham Hotspur fan and Zamalek supporter by blood, Ahmad mainly follows European football involving Egyptian players and the Egyptian national team. Ahmad’s love for Egyptian players abroad is what initially spurred him into writing. He now writes regularly and is also an editor at

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