Mubarak Wakaso Biography

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Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece)

Mubarak Wakaso (Arabic: مبارك واكاسو‎‎) was born on 25th July 1990 in Tamale, Northern Region. He is a professional footballer from Ghana who plays for Greek club Panathinaikos F.C. amd Ghana national team as a winger.

Early years / Spain

Wakaso started his senior career in Ashanti Gold SC. In 2008 he relocated to abroad and penned a contract with Elche CF in Spain on a five-year contract, but only joined the club nearly two months later however due to international duty.

Wakaso was signed to the Russian Premier League with FC Rubin Kazan at the last days of the 2013 summer transfer window. On 28 August 2014 he joined Celtic, on a season-long loan.

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On 10 July 2016, Wakaso penned a three-year contract with Superleague Greece club Panathinaikos F.C. for an undisclosed fee.

International career

Wakaso played for Ghana at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru.Few years latter, He played his full international first game on 13 October 2012, in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi.

Wakaso netted his first goal for Ghana in a friendly with Cape Verde on 14 November 2012. He was selected for the squad that featured at the 2013 CAN in South Africa, notably netting the game’s only goal in a group stage contest against Mali, through a penalty kick, then scoring both in the 2–0 quarterfinal win against Cape Verde.

Wakaso was named by manager James Kwesi Appiah for his 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. He made his debut in the tournament on 21 June, playing 22 minutes in a 2–2 draw against Germany.

On 5 February 2015, Wakaso scored the second goal in Ghana’s 3–0 win over Equatorial Guinea in the semi-final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to take them to the final. In the decisive match, against the Ivory Coast, he scored his penalty shootout attempt in an eventual 8–9 loss.