Big Chinese cash nets Cameroonian star Mbia
BY DAVID KWALIMWA
Cameroon skipper Stephane Mbia has become the latest name to join the lucrative Chinese football, following in the footsteps of high profile footballers who have recently been lured to the Asian nation by big huge wages.
The 29 year old this week completed a reported Sh3 billion (25 million Euros) move to Hebei China Fortune barely a day after terminating his contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor.
Mbia, who captained the Indomitable Lions at the 2014 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, signed a three year deal with his new club.
The Cameroonian will now link up with Ivorian forward Gervinho who recently joined the club from Italian Serie A side Roma.
Other notable names that have played in China in recent times include former Ivory Coast skipper Didier Drogba, former French international Nicolas Anelka, Ghanaian captain Asamoh Gyan and Brazilian midfielder Ramires, formerly of Chelsea.
These lot could be joined by former Harambee Stars skipper Dennis Oliech, whose representatives are understood to be in talks with a host of clubs in Asia including China.