Pyramids FC have completed the signing of Misr El-Makassa and Ghanaian forward John Antwi ahead of the 2019/20 Egyptian Premier League season.
Pyramids had an impressive debut season which saw them finish third, two points behind Cairo giants Zamalek in the Premier League table, securing themselves a place in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.
Following the departure of Pyramids’ star forward and top scorer Keno, the club needed a suitable replacement for the Brazilian winger.
Newly appointed manager Sebastien Desabre believed John Antwi is the perfect candidate to replace Keno and the club reached an agreement with Misr El-Makkasa to sign him on a five-year deal.
He becomes Pyramids’ sixth summer signing after deals for Ahmed Ali, Islam Issa, Tarek Taha, Mahmoud Hamada, and Mohamed Atwa.
John Antwi, the Ghanaian, was close to joining Zamalek this summer, but the deal fell through due to the player’s wage demands, which led him to sign for Pyramids FC.
Antwi had an impressive 40 goals and 10 assists in 76 appearances for Misr El-Makassa since joining them from Al Ahly in 2017. The 26-year-old is also the Egyptian Premier League all-time top foreign goalscorer with 68 goals, beating the likes of Ernest Papa Arko, Minusu Buba, Amado Flavio, and more.
Antwi first arrived in Egypt in 2012, signing for Ismaily from Ghanian side Eleven Wise and he managed to net 31 times in 52 games with the Ismailia-based club, winning the league’s top scorer in 2014.
His performances earned him a move to Saudi side Al Shabab in 2015, but he failed to replicate his Ismaily performance and returned back to Egypt six months later through Cairo giants Al Ahly.
Ten goals and three assists was his record with the Reds, where he won two Egyptian Premier League titles and the Egypt Super Cup in 2016. In January 2017, he joined Misr El-Makkasa on loan, before the Fayoum based side exercised their option to sign him on a permanent basis.