Majeed Waris disappointed over failed EPL transfer – Lorient president – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Thursday Sep 07, 2017. 20:00

Ghana striker Majeed Waris was left disappointed by his failed move to the Premier League, according to Lorient president Loic Fery.

The 25-year-old Black Stars attacker was strongly linked with moves to Burnley and West Ham United.

Lorient were prepared to sell if the right offer was put on the table, but nothing was finalised by the time the window snapped shut last week.

“The moment where it all got stuck, was around mid-August. We were close, at that point, with some clubs, but there were complications,” said Fery.

“Then, in the last few days of the window, it was more the work permit issues that were worrying English clubs.”

Fery added that it is his belief that Waris will bounce back and achieve his goals – especially if he performs strongly for Lorient.

“His first goal is to return to the national team. His second is to play in England,” added Fery.

“I don’t doubt that he will one day play there. I think that playing well for Lorient will help him achieve his goals.”

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Report: Bursaspor close in on Ghana’s Majeed Waris – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jul 11, 2017. 15:00

Turkish Super Lig side Bursaspor are reportedly closing in on a move for Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris.

GHANASoccernet reports that new Bursaspor coach Paul Le Guen has targeted the Black Stars attacker as he looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Waris scored nine goals for Lorient last term, though it wasn’t enough to prevent relegation from Ligue 1.

The 25-year-old has played in Turkey before, having endured a difficult spell with Trabzonspor in 2014/15.

Bursaspor club president Ali Hay has confirmed talks with Lorient in regards to a possible transfer have gotten underway.

“We talked to his coach. We want to buy him [Waris] or borrow [loan] him. We have good news,” said Hay.

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Lorient had a difficult season, says disappointed Waris – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers

Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jun 23, 2017. 18:00

Ghana international Abdul Majeed Waris says when his club, Lorient are still going down it doesn’t reflect the importance of his goals.

Lorient finished the season on the relegation play-off spot in the French Ligue 1 and they were relegated to the Ligue 2 after losing to Troyes in the play-offs.

The well-travelled striker, who scored for his club as they lost 2-1 to Troyes on aggregate, insisted that he places team glory ahead of personal glory.

“I will say it’s been a very difficult season for the team even though I did very well personally,” Waris told

“I am the kind of person who thinks about team glory than personal glory.

“If I’m scoring the goals and the team is still going down it doesn’t reflect the importance of the goals.”

The 25-year-old marksman made 35 league appearances for Lorient during the 2016/17 season – netting nine goals in the process.

Waris recently made his return to the Ghana senior national team against Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.

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Majeed Waris was Ghana’s best in Europe – Gyan – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers

Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jun 13, 2017. 17:00

Majeed Waris was Ghana’s top performing player in Europe this past season, according to Asamoah Gyan.

Waris scored nine goals in 35 Ligue 1 appearances through the campaign, but his efforts weren’t enough to prevent relegation for Lorient.

Despite his side’s slide out of the top flight of French football, Gyan believes Waris had an excellent season.

“Waris is my best Ghanaian player in Europe this season,” Gyan said in an interview with Metro TV, as quoted by GHANASoccernet.

“Seriously, Waris was in top form, he was scoring some good goals, though Lorient were relegated I feel he had a fantastic season with them.”

Waris and Gyan will vie for a place in the Black Stars’ starting XI when they play further friendlies against Mexico and United States in late June and early July.

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