Kwame Kizito joins Swedish club BK Häcken

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Kwame Kizito (left) in a photograph with an official of the club

Former Hearts of Oak striker Kwame Kizito has completed his move to Swedish Allsvenskan side BK Häcken.

The 22-year-old striker has signed a three-year contract on a free transfer.

Kizito was available as a free agent after leaving Libyan side Al-Ittihad Tripoli where he scored seven goals in 12 matches.

“We have been interested in Kizito for a long time and made an attempt to get him before the 2018 season, but did not succeed then,” Hacken's Director of Football, Sonny Karlsson, told the club’s website.

“Of course, we would have loved to have taken him to the training camp but now he gets a little more than a week to get to know Hisingen and train in the winter cold, so he will be ready to join the first team in training when they return’’,he indicated.

Signed, sealed, delivered: Kwame Kizito 

In November 2017, Kizito pleaded with officials of Hearts of Oak to allow him join BK Häcken after the club offered a three-year deal following a splendid performance in the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League season and at the WAFU ZONE B Cup of Nations held at Cape Coast.

According to reports, Hacken offered Hearts $25,000 as Training and Development Fee since the player falls below age 23 but the Phobians were not willing to accept the offer.

However, officials of BK Hacken were swift to sign the star forward soon after his relationship with Al Ittihad elapsed in October 2018.

Kizito will become the third Ghanaian at Hacken after Nasiru Mohammed and Mohammed Atta.