William Jebor Confirms Return to Moroccan Champions

Liberian international striker William Jebor has confirmed his return to Moroccan Botola Pro club, Wydad Casablanca, more than a month after top North African media outlets first broke the news.

Jebor made the announcement via his official social media pages following a successful negotiation with club executives.

His return to the two-time CAF Champions League winners was delayed after talks between the club and his representatives broke down. According to Moroccan online sports media outlet, le360sports, the president of Wydad, Said Naciri, became frustrated over Jebor’s demand for a higher salary and blasted him for putting money ahead of his career.

However, the two parties have since come to a conclusion after weeks of further negotiations and the Liberian goal machine has made a return to club football since his release from Saudi Arabia club, Al-Nassr in January 2018.

Jebor played the 2016-17 season with Wydad Casablanca on loan from Portuguese club, Rio Ave, and made a quick impact at the club. He scored 19 league goals to win the league’s top goal scorer award while also helping the club win their 19th league title. At the end of the loan with Wydad, Jebor decided to seek a new challenge despite being given a deal to keep him at the club. He turned down the offers from Wydad and Egyptian club, Zamalek, and moved to Saudi Arabia with Al-Nassr, where he couldn’t continue scoring as many goals as before. He made just eight appearances during the first phase of the league and scored two goals before agreeing with Al-Nassr to mutually terminate his contract in January 2018.

With the 2018-19 Morocco Botola Pro set to begin in early September, Jebor is expected to make his second debut as the club looks forward to defending their CAF Champions League title and fight for their 20th league title.

Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.

T Kla Wesley Jr.

T. Kla Wesley Jr. is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.

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