Spanish deal for Mukarama, set for El Ejido trials

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Mukarama Abdulai had an outstanding FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay

Black Maidens forward Mukarama Abdulai is set for for trials with Spanish Segunda Division B club, Deportivo El Ejido, ahead of a possible deal.

According to a letter from the Spanish club sighted by the Graphic Sports, Mukarama is expected in Spain for trials between February 5 and March 31, 2019.

 “We hereby address to you to request the necessary permits for the soccer player Abdulai Mukarama to make a visit to our soccer team, to know our operation and facilities and to attend training games. We expect a prompt response. The costs of maintenance and accommodation will be borne by the club El Ejido 2012,” stated the letter by the Director General of El Ejido, Francisco Javier Fernandez Jimenez.

Mukarama’s coach and manager, Sumani Basirudeen, told the Graphic Sports yesterday that preparations were far advanced for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup top scorer to make the trip to Spain.

He revealed also that the Northern Ladies youngster received a number of offers from the United States and Europe but her handlers selected the Spanish club which they believed would boost her career and education.

“Mukarama has said that she wants to play football and further her education at the same time so we studied all the offers on the table and we decided on Deportivo El Ejido, where she can live her dream of playing football and studying at the same time. We have also done a thorough research on the club and we know that they will offer her the best when it comes to transfer to other clubs in the future,” he added.

An excited Mukarama told the Graphic Sports that she could not wait to receive her Spanish visa to make the trip ahead of a dream professional career.

Only last week, the 16-year-old scoring sensation was at the GFA Secretariat in Accra to receive the Adidas Golden Boot award as the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup top scorer with seven goals.

She also received the Adidas Golden Ball as the competition’s third best player behind Spain's Claudia Pina and Nicole Perez of Mexico.