Afful extends contract with Columbus Crew

Author: Peter Sarbah
Harrison Afful
Harrison Afful

Ghanaian wing back, Harrison Afful has agreed to a contract extension with Major League Soccer (MLS) side, Columbus Crew.

Terms of the contract were undisclosed but president of the club, Tim Bezbatchenko, was pleased the 33-year-old fullback agreed to the terms of the contract to stay with the club.

“We are glad to have reached an agreement with Harrison which allows him to remain with Crew SC,” Crew president and general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in the press release.

“Harrison has emerged as one of the Crew’s veteran voices since joining the Club and his contributions as a leader are vital to the success of our team. I also want thank our Technical Director Pat Onstad for his efforts to get this over the line.”

The Columbus Crew player who is playing his fourth seasons for the Black & Gold after joining from Tunisian side, Etoile Sportive in 2015.

A year later he was named Defender of the Year having played 30 matches scoring three goals and three assists.

Since then he has been an integral part of the team making 117 regular season appearances with five goals and 14 assists.