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Muhammad Shaban leaves Raja Casablanca

Shaban has been at Casablanca for less than a year. (PHOTO/Courtsey)

Barely a year after joining them, Muhammad Shaban has parted ways with Moroccan side Raja Casablanca.

The 21-year-old striker joined Raja in August 2019 on a three-year deal and after a frustrating 11 months, he has mutually agreed to terminate his deal.

The move was confirmed by his agent Ronnie Santos through his agency Ronnie Santos Sports Management.

“Ronnie Santos Sports Management, the official representative of Mohamed Shaban have this afternoon reached an agreement with Raja Casablanca to end our relationship which started 13th August 2018 due to some reasons which remain confidential per now, we have agreed to terminate the contract effective today 29th July 2019, Read the statement.

“We wish to thank Raja Casablanca for giving us a chance to work with you , it’s been a pleasure putting on the green and colours.”

Shaban has struggled for playing time at Raja Casablanca, featuring in less than 10 games in all competitions.

His struggles with Raja forced him to miss out on the Africa Cup of Nations 2019.

After confirming his departure, Shaban came out to thank Raja;

“I want to thank the Management of Raja Casablanca for giving me a great opportunity to put on the club jersey which is a dream many people have out there, posted Shaban on his Facebook page.

“Thank you the president, to the fans thanks for the support in good and bad times, I wish the club(Raja Casablanca) the best.”

Before joining the Moroccan giants, Shaban had had a brilliant one year with KCCA FC after completing a controversial move from Onduparaka FC.

He scored 13 goals in his only season at Lugogo and then moved to Casablanca for a fee believed to be in the region of $130,000.

Shaban is known to be a hot-head as evident from stay with both childhood club-Onduparaka and KCCA FC.

Reports coming in from Morocco indicate that he departs Casablanca due to racism issues but judging from his previous controversial antics, there may be something else in his departure.

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