In a significant career move, defender Caleb Amankwah is set to join Ethiopia’s Commercial Bank FC, following his departure from Ghanaian football behemoth, Hearts of Oak, as a free agent.
Having originally joined Hearts of Oak from Aduana FC in the middle of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League, the 25-year-old had committed to a two-and-a-half-year contract.
Despite battling injuries and only participating in 20 league matches in his final season, Amankwah – renowned for his versatility in playing different roles from centre-back to right-back, and defensive midfielder – proved his worth. He was a leading figure in the Hearts setup and contributed significantly to the team’s offensive potency, scoring four crucial goals in the 2022/23 campaign.
Unfortunately, Hearts of Oak’s inability to secure a contract renewal with Amankwah has resulted in the player’s exit.
Reports indicate that Amankwah, a former trainee at WAFA SC, has agreed to a one-year deal with Commercial Bank FC, which recently secured its place in the Ethiopian Premier League.
Upon activation of the agreed contract, Amankwah is expected to receive a monthly salary of $3,000. Additionally, he will be entitled to a $72,000 signing bonus, half of which will be disbursed immediately. The remaining amount will be divided into two equal payments, to be made at separate stages of the contract duration.
Founded in 1982 and originally named Banks Sport Club, the team underwent a rebranding in 2010 to become the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia FC.