Maritzburg’s newly signed Yakubu Mohammed eyes Ghana call-up

The former Ashgold striker signed a four-year deal with the South African side and he hopes to use the PSL platform to break into the Black Stars
Ghanaian striker Yakubu Mohammed has signed a four-year deal with South African side Maritzburg United, and he is already eyeing a Ghana call-up.

Mohammed together with former Golden Arrows defender Thamsanqa Mkhize, Thokozani Sekotlong, Robyn Johannes, Ashley Hartog and Nhlanhla Vilakazi were unveiled on Thursday.

The former Ashgold striker’s proposed move to Orlando Pirates fell through after he failed to impress Bucs coach Roger De Sa.

Mohammed said he is delighted with his move and hoping to help Maritzburg finish in top four next season after placing 11th on the league log.

“I'm looking forward to working hard and to make sure that I try and fight my way into the team of the Black Stars; that is my target as well. At the moment I have to focus on settling in at my new club and then the sky will be the limit,” he told MTNFootball.

“I don't want to talk about other teams, I'm a Maritzburg United player and I'm happy to be here; that's the most important thing.”

“For now I'm just concentrating on making it here in South Africa and banging in the goals as I did in Ghana," Mohammed added.

The Ghanaian will wear the No. 9 jersey. He scored 14 goals in the 2012-13 Ghana Premier League last season.