Swiss Super League side FC Zurich have confirmed that new signing Daniel Afriyie Barnnieh will feature for Ghana in the 2022 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) set to begin in Algeria this month.
The 13-time league champions announced the signing of the 21-year-old from Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak following a successful medical on Tuesday.
Afriyie Barnieh signed a three-year contract with FC Zurich.
Official: FC Zurich sign Daniel Afriyie Barnieh until 2026
But the forward won’t start his stint immediately. He will be rejoining the Black Galaxies team from which he was excused to travel in order to complete his part of the transfer.
“Daniel Afriyie will join FC Zurich after his assignment at the current Championship of African Nations (CHAN), in which only players who play in the national leagues of their home countries are eligible,” portions of a statement on the club’s website read.
He is one of the assistant captains of the Ghana team which will be competing in Group C against Madagascar, Sudan and Morocco.
Meanwhile, the Black Galaxies touched down in Algeria on Tuesday afternoon – some 10 days ahead of CHAN 2022 kickoff.