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Mamelodi Sundowns sign Yannick Zakri from ASEC Mimosas

Yannick Zakri

Photo: ASEC Mimosas

South African side Mamelodi Sundowns have completed the signing of Ivorian striker Yannick Zakri from ASEC Mimosas on Thursday.

KingFut has previously revealed that the player arrived in South Africa after ASEC accepted a mammoth bid to sell the player for Mamelodi Sundowns.

Ivorian side ASEC released an official statement on Facebook confirming the departure of the 25-year-old Ivory Coast international Yannick Zakri.

“Zakri Krahire Yannick transferred to Mamelodi Sundowns,” the statement read.

Sundowns are current semi-finalist of the CAF Champions League, while ASEC were knocked out of the group stage. The South African side will face Zambia’s Zesco United in the semi-final.

“Indeed, the two clubs that are working together for several years have reached the final transfer of player.

“ASEC Mimosas wish him good luck for the rest of his career,” the statement added.

It is worth mentioning that Egyptian giants Zamalek have reportedly approached Zakri, however, their $200,000 bid officially fell through after Mamelodi Sundowns put in an unmatchable bid for the player, despite him having just one year left on his contract.

Egyptian side Smouha as well submitted a bid for the player in the region of $150,000, which was rejected by the club.

The forward has been in superb form in the Champions League this season, masterminding his side’s win against Al Ahly in Cairo while proving to be the bright spark for ASEC last gameweek against Wydad Casablanca with a sensational solo goal.

Mohammed Salama is a 20-year-old who fell in love with football since Egypt's AFCON final match against Ivory Coast! Strangely enough an Al Ahly and Al Masry fan locally. In addition, he's a hardcore Bayern Munich supporter.

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