By Patrick Akoto
Berekum Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal with TP Mazembe over midfielder Ibrahim Issaka.
Mazembe have set their eyes of the exciting enforcer having failed in their bid to sign striker Emmanuel Clottey.
The 26-year-old caught the eyes of Mazembe coach Lamine N’Diaye when he came on as a second half substitute during their Caf Champions group game at Lubumbashi where he excelled.
Talks between the two clubs have reached an advanced stage and Isaaka has admitted he is poised to join the four-time African champions.
“It is true that TP Mazembe are interested in me. Once a team is interested in you then I should assume that they really want to sign you,” Issaka told Kumasi-based Fox FM
“Officials of the club (Mazembe) have been speaking to the club regularly and hopefully a deal can be struck soon.
“They have spoken to me as well and I believe in the coming weeks we will see how it goes.
“I will urge our fans to continue praying for us because when the door open for us, we will go and make our nation proud.
“It will also afford the other players the chance to follow in our trail blazing. Everybody wants to progress in his career.”
Issaka will get another chance to impress officials again when Chelsea host Mazembe in the final group game in the continental elite inter-club competition in Accra on Sunday.