Ghanaian forward Maxwell Baakoh has inked a noteworthy deal with Algerian club MC Oran, making a significant move from USM Khenchela. The transfer marks a domestic record fee of €300,000, highlighting the player’s growing stature, as per Ghana Soccernet.
Baakoh, who formerly played for Asante Kotoko SC, caught the attention of MC Oran after delivering an outstanding performance in the Algerian Ligue 1. The 28-year-old showcased his prowess with four goals in 11 appearances during the 2022/2023 season with USM Khenchela.
His new contract with MC Oran not only secures his place in the squad but also elevates him to one of the highest-paid players in Algeria, commanding a monthly salary of €20,000.
Known for his versatility as a second striker, central attacking midfielder, and winger, Baakoh is anticipated to play a pivotal role for MC Oran as they strive to climb out of the relegation zone in the latter half of the league. The club currently holds 9 points in 14 matches.
Maxwell Baakoh’s football journey has taken him to various leagues, including stints with Ceramica Cleopatra in the Egyptian Premier League and Sahab Club in Jordan, following his departure from Asante Kotoko. With this latest move to MC Oran, Baakoh aims to continue making an impact on the Algerian football scene.