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San Antonio Signs Midfielder Mohammed Abu

By Staff, 07/19/21, 2:58PM EDT


Ghanaian international brings experience from overseas, Major League Soccer to SAFC

Ghanaian midfielder Mohamed Abu has signed for San Antonio FC after competing for the club during its recent international exhibitions while he was on trial with the side. | Photo courtesy Darren Abate / San Antonio FC

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio FC announced on Monday it had signed experienced midfielder Mohammed Abu. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“As a staff, we are pleased to add Mohammed Abu to the SAFC family,” said SAFC Head Coach Alen Marcina. “Abu brings a wealth of experience to our young roster and will be an immediate contributor both on and off the field. Abu is an exemplary professional who demonstrates the commitment and skillset to execute our game model principles.”

Abu joins SAFC after spending the 2020 season with Major League Soccer’s D.C. United where he appeared in six matches. The veteran of 11 professional seasons, Abu has amassed more than 200 appearances and 16,000 professional minutes since 2010 in MLS, La Liga in Spain and the Norwegian First Division. In his most prolific stretch, the Ghana native appeared in 54 matches (4,690 minutes) with Stromsgodset IF in Norway from 2015-16 before making 23 appearances (1,450 minutes) with the Columbus Crew in 2017. Abu recently started both matches in the SAFC International Showcase against Pumas UNAM and Queretaro FC for the Alamo City club.

The 30-year-old midfielder has also represented European clubs including Manchester City, Eintracht Frankfurt, Rayo Vallecano, Valerenga and FC Lorient. Abu has also appeared for the Ghanaian National Team in multiple competitions including FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations.

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