can confirm Ghanaian-French International Shooting Guard Yakuba Ouattara has made his return to AS Monaco official by signing a deal with the French club.

Photo Courtesy: Real Betis

This comes after Ouattara spent just a season in Spain at Coosur Real Betis following his five year run with Monaco. Betis opted not to pick up the second year of his deal after the conclusion of the 2020-2021 season.

Betis completed the season with 11 wins and 25 losses in 16th place on the 19 team league standings; Ouattara missed almost a month due to a knee injury but averaged 9.1 points and 4.1 rebounds across 30 games.

Yakuba Ouattara (born in Tepa in Ghana’s Ashanti Region) in action for France Photo Courtesy: L’Equipe

During his time at Real Betis, Ouattara rejoined the French team and was involved in 2022 EuroBasket qualification games against Germany and Great Britain.

His rejoins a Monaco side he left after a five year run that had him named as an All Star twice in the French Pro A League and won the French League Cup in 2016 and 2017.

29 year old Ouattara was born in Tepa, in Ghana’s Ashanti Region; Monaco made it to the semifinal stage of the playoffs last season.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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