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Ghana striker Mahatma joins Turkish side Umraniyespor

17:14 GMT+3 24/01/2017
Mahatma Otoo - Sogndal
The former Phobians superstar has agreed a loan deal with the Turkish second-tier side after falling down the pecking order at Sogndal

Ghana striker Mahatma 'Don' Otoo has signed for Turkish First League side Umraniyespor Kulubu on loan from Nowergian club Sogndal until the end of the season but with an option to extend, the club have confirmed.

The 24-year-old joined Sogndal in 2013 from Hearts of Oak and became an integral part of the first team until the arrival of Eirik Bakke, who replaced Jonas Olsson two seasons ago.

After a blistering start to his stay in Norway, Mahatma started only nine games in the Eliteserien last season, scoring three goals. He has therefore opted to continue life elsewhere.

"We are happy to announce the arrival of Ghana striker Mahatma Otoo. He joins us from Sogndal until the end of the season but he may even extend his stay depending on the circumstances," a club statement read.

Mahatma believes this is a new beginning in his career but expressed his happiness after signing his part of the contract.

"I just signed for Umraniyespor in the Turkish First League for the rest of the remaining season. New challenge, new chapter, new beginning. Thanks be to God," Mahatma wrote on Facebook.

He was adjudged as 2008 Ghana Premier League season discovery of the year. He won the best player the following season before picking the topscorer award in 2012-13 season after netting 20 goals for Hearts.

Mahatma was part of the Black Stars squad that won silver in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and boosts of seven caps, with two goals to his credit.