Kerala Blasters FC have completed the signing of Ghanaian striker Kwame Peprah on a two-year deal until 2025, the club announced on Sunday.
Peprah, who hails from Kumasi, Ghana, has experience playing across the first divisions of Ghana, South Africa and Israel.
"Kwame is an important addition to our squad. His physical attributes and footballing skills make him a big asset for our team. A young, versatile, and fast-footed striker, Kwame will pose a constant threat to the Hero ISL defences and help our team fight for the highest targets,” said Kerala Blasters Sporting Director Karolis Skinkys.
Kwame said he looks forward to joining his teammates soon and to kick-start the next season.
"Many thanks to the Club for providing me this opportunity. I am really happy to join this amazing Club and to have the opportunity to play in India,” he said.
The 22-year-old striker first gained attention with his impressive performances for local club King Faisal FC in the Ghana Premier League. He scored two goals from 13 appearances in his debut season in 2019. Following this, in a breakthrough 2020/21 season, Peprah scored 12 goals, finishing as the top-scorer for his club and as the second highest goal-scorer in the league.
Kwame then moved to Orlando Pirates in 2021, making an an immediate impact. He was named the Pirates’ Player of the season and also shortlisted for the DStv Premiership Young Player of the Season aware following an impressive seven goals in his debut season.
Prior to joining the Blasters, Kwame had loan spells with Maritzburg Utd. in the DStv Premiership and with Hapoel Hadera in the Ligat ha'Al.