Al Wahda break off deal for Ghana’s Harrison Afful

The Abu Dhabi club had Ghana international Harrison Afful in town for a trial and were prepared to sign the defender but had to cancel the deal because his club, Esperance Tunis, failed to confirm terms.

Harrison Afful played with Ghana at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Michael Steele / Getty Images / June 21, 2014
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Al Wahda cancelled signing Ghana international Harrison Afful on Thursday following a delay from his current employer, Esperance Tunis, on the terms and conditions for an agreement.

The defender, 28, had arrived for a trial and completed the medical but, according to an official of the Arabian Gulf League club, they had to drop the idea as they did not receive any communication from the Tunisian club.

“We sent them reminders and after three days cancelled the deal because we didn’t receive an answer,” said the official.

He didn’t say who was to be replaced but Adil Hermach, the Moroccan midfielder, was the likely player.

Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi club signed Emirati forward Abdullah Al Jamhi, 24, on a three-year deal from Al Shabab.

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