Ghanaian striker Sheriff Deo Mohammed will be playing in the LigaPro league in Portugal next season with FC Arouca, despite the season ending abruptly due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The former Inter Allies forward, powered his side to the Campeonato de Portugal table with 58 points in 25 matches, eight above second place side Lusitania Lourosa before the coronavirus pandemic.
The Portuguese Football Federation, on Saturday, announced a decision to annul the 2019/2020 league season due to the rampaging coronavirus diseases which has affected everyone globally with Vizela and FC Arouca sealing promotion to the second league.
“The FPF Board recognizes sporting merit and will indicate, from among the leaders of the series at the date when the competition was concluded, the two clubs with the highest number of points. Futebol Clube de Vizela, Futebol SAD (Série A) and Futebol Clube de Arouca, Futebol SDUQ LDA (Série B) “, said a statement on the FPF website.
The former Inter Allies striker, joined F.C Arouca last year in the summer transfer from FC Stumbras .
”I am ok so far with my performance at the club but I want to do more to help the club book qualification to the next Division next season which his the LigaPro,” he told Sportsworldghana.com in an earlier interview before the season was suspended due to the covid-19 pandemic.
”This is a club with rich history that have even played in the Europa League before but unfortunately have been relegated to the lower division and we the playing body are doing our very best to help the club return to the top division,” added Deo Mohammed.
The FPF signed a contract with Liga Portugal, on July 1, 2016, which establishes, among other points, that two clubs from the Portuguese Championship ascend to the 2nd League, depending on their sporting merit.
The Championship of Portugal is a competition in two phases. In the first, 72 clubs compete in 4 series of 18 teams. The top two in each series play a play-off to find the two to nominate for 2nd League.