October 21, 2021

Yanga SC’s Fiston Abdoul Razak explains why he signed short-term deal

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The much-travelled Burundian star opens up on why he opted to pen a six-month contract to play for the Jangwani giants

New Yanga SC signing Fiston Abdoul Razak has come out to clarify why he signed a short-term contract with the club.

The Burundian striker arrived at the Jangwani giants on the deadline day of the mini-transfer window on January 15, from Egyptian giants ENPPI and penned a six-month contract.

Reports have now emerged the former Sofapaka player opted for the short-term deal because he is also awaiting another deal in Kuwait.

Razak has now come out to state he signed the deal because it will give him the opportunity to sign for another club if they come for his services.

“Six months for me is okay because it will give me the opportunity to leave unhindered when I need to go, so I believe it is a good contract for both parties,” Razak said as quoted by Sokalabongo.

“However, the way I have seen Yanga, I strongly believe I will add another contract to stay in the squad.”

In a recent interview, Yanga’s acting secretary Haji Mfikirwa explained the reason they had handed Razak a six-month contract, saying it could be extended.

Yanga fans have questioned the move to hand the striker a short period at the club, insisting the player deserved more than two years owing to his past record with teams he has turned out for.

“The most important thing for people to know is that we have signed Abdoul Razak and he is going to serve our team for six months, which has got an option of extension upon agreement from the two sides,” Mfikirwa told reporters.

“His contract has got many things of which I cannot disclose here but we will be updating people as time goes bearing in mind that contract details are always confidential.”

Before signing for Yanga, Razak had also featured for a number of clubs across Africa including JS Kabylie, LLB Académic, Rayon Sports, CSMD Diables Noirs, Mamelodi Sundowns, Bloemfontein Celtic, C.D. Primeiro de Agosto, and Al-Zawra’a SC.

Apart from Razak, Yanga, who are currently topping the 18-team league table with 44 points from 18 matches, also signed defender Dickson Job from Mtibwa Sugar.