Ghana Premier League (GPL) side Bechem United have revealed that Young Africans (Yanga) SC are paying them a $100,000 transfer fee in exchange for Hafiz Konkoni.
On Saturday, the Tanzanian champions made the 23-year-old striker’s signing formally public.
Now Bechem United, the selling club, has divulged certain financial facts regarding the transaction.
“Hafiz Konkoni was on his way to Sudan’s Al Hilal, but it didn’t work out and he had to return to Ghana because they couldn’t agree on personal terms,” according to spokesperson Emmanuel Attuahene.
“Fortunately, Yanga appeared, and they reached an agreement.
“I can confirm that Hafiz was sold for $100,000, with a subsequent 20% bonus to Bechem on any future transfer,” he added.
A few weeks ago, rumours circulated that Ghanaian powerhouse Hearts of Oak had expressed considerable interest in the player who finished as the second-leading scorer in the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League. Konkoni, in an interview, further fuelled the reports by revealing that elements from the Phobians’ camp had been in touch persuading him.
However, the capital club missed out on his services because their offer was much below Bechem’s estimation.
“Hearts of Oak couldn’t have purchased Hafiz because what they proposed was 10% of what Yanga offered for him,” said the Bechem PRO, who spoke on Kumasi-based Akoma 87.9 FM.
Hafiz Konkoni is the third Ghanaian to join Yanga SC in recent years, following Bernard Morrison and Michael Sarpong. Both left an indelible imprint on the club.