Ghanaian international Mubarak Wakaso has completed his return to Chinese club Shenzhen FC after a year-long loan spell at Belgium’s KAS Eupen.
During his time at KAS Eupen, Wakaso made 9 appearances, contributing to their successful fight against relegation, securing their status in the league by a mere point. However, injuries limited his impact during his stint at the Belgian club.
Now, with two years remaining on his contract with Shenzhen FC, the 33-year-old midfielder has come back to the Chinese fold. He initially joined Shenzhen in April 2021, signing a 4-year deal for free after departing Jiangsu Suning.
Wakaso’s departure from Jiangsu Suning was prompted by the team’s financial struggles, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, which hit China in late 2019 and had global repercussions until mid-2020. Before the pandemic, Wakaso played a significant role in Jiangsu Suning’s historic victory in the Chinese Super League, securing their first-ever championship title.
His return to Shenzhen FC is seen as a major boost for the struggling team, currently positioned at the bottom of the Chinese Super League table with 12 points from 19 games played so far.
With Wakaso’s vast experience, having represented the Ghana national team 70 times and played for over 10 clubs across 8 countries on 3 continents, including Villarreal, Celtic, Espanyol, and Elche, among others, Shenzhen FC hopes for his contributions to turn their fortunes around.