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Afcon Champion Latest Player to Move to China

Cameroon’s Christian Bassogog has become the most recent player to accept a move to China.

The 21-year-old was named player of the tournament as he helped his nation secure their fifth Africa Cup of Nation’s trophy in Gabon.

Bassogog made the decision to leave Danish side AaB Fodbold after he received an offer from Chinese Super League club Henan Jianye which he could not refuse.

“AaB have sold Bassogog to Chinese club Henan Jianye FC for a record transfer for AaB,” the Danish club said in a statement.

The fee is believed to have been around $8.7 million.

Before moving to AaB in 2015, Bassagog was enjoying his football in the United States’ third tier with the Wilmington Hammerheads.

AaB club director Allan Gaarde praised the young Cameroonian.

“No one could have imagined his rapid development,” said Gaarde. “Beyond his on-field skills, Christian is a happy, well-liked person and we wish him all the best in China and every success in the future.”

Bassagog will join fellow Africans John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo in the Chinese Super League.

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Mitchell P. Rozansky

Mitchell P. Rozansky is a promising journalism scholar, member of the St. Bonaventure University Community and Editor-In-Chief of Globe Afrique Media, publisher of globeafrique.com. Prior to serving as editor in chief, he was entertainment editor of the media group, covering news stories and articles on sports, lifestyles, TV/films, music, and fashion.

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