Ghana FA Cup champions Asante Kotoko have announced the signing of defender Emmanuel Owusu in a three-year deal from second-tier side NEA Salamina.
The 20-year-old caught the eye of Kotoko coach Steve Polack when they defeated Salamina 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in August.
Owusu arrived in Kumasi a fortnight ago, alongside five Ivorian players and, he has become the first major signing of the club following his consistent performance.
He expressed his joy after completing the move and hopes to enjoy his stay.
"I'm extremely delighted to join Asante Kotoko and I'm looking forward to doing my best to help the team achieve the aims set for the new season," Owusu told the club's official website.
"When we were paired against Kotoko in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup last season, everyone was prepared to give out his best since we believed we can have new opportunities as a result. I also wanted to prove a point and that manifested on the matchday," he said.
"After the game, coach Steve Polack showed interest in me and gave me the opportunity to train with the first team. I have been given the biggest opportunity in my career since I've signed for one of the biggest clubs in Africa and I hope to utilize it to the fullest," he added.
Goal understands that Owusu will be registered by Kotoko as part of their squad for the 2018 Caf Confederations Cup as a replacement for Awal Mohammed, who is expected to join Fahaheel FC in Kuwait next month.