Benin striker Razak Omotoyossi joins Egypt's Zamalek

By Oluwashina OkelejiBBC Sport, Lagos
Razak Omotoyossi
Omotoyossi has signed a three-year contract

Benin international striker Razak Omotoyossi has joined Egyptian giants Zamalek from Swedish side Syrianska FC.

The 25-year-old joined Zamalek on a three-year contract after his short spell at Syrianska.

Despite strong interests from clubs in the Middle East, the Nigerian-born Omotoyossi opted for Egypt.

"They've been tracking me for sometime now and coming here is a different challenge all together," Omotoyossi told BBC Sport on Thursday.

"I have seen the players here and the set-up is very professional. It's a big club on the continent and I'm happy with my decision..

"I hope to give my best and thank the officials of Syrianska for their support and understanding."

The much travelled Omotoyossi has also played for clubs in Nigeria, Benin, Moldova, Sweden, France and Saudi Arabia.

"I know a lot of people will ask why Egypt from Europe but the truth lies in the fact that I have a club," the striker said.

"I want to experience the big tournaments in Africa and Zamalek is one of the biggest clubs here in Africa," he added.

"I love the vibe already and I just can't wait to start playing here."

Meanwhile, Syrianska moved quickly to replace the void created by Omotoyossi's departure by snapping up another another African in Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Kabia.

The 22-year-old Kabia has 16 caps for Sierra Leone and has scored 8 goals.

"It's a good opportunity for me to play in the top league here in Sweden," Kabia says.