understands Ghana Center Amida Brimah is set to sign a one year deal with Japanese Basketball League 1 outfit Akita Northern Happinets. (Click highlighted text to read full story)

The deal which marks Brimah’s first ever foray into the Asian market as a professional basketball player is reportedly a “lucrative” one according to Belgian news outlet GVA.

Photo Courtesy; Filou

He is one of four players to leave Belgian side Filou Oostende after aiding the team win its 11th league title in a row; the team missed out on the 2021-2022 Belgian Cup after making it to the finals.

Brimah at the free throw line Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Olli Axel Jantunen, Phil Booth and Levi Randolph have left to join Treviso (Italy), Buducnost Podgorica (Montenegro) and Hapoel Jerusalem (Isreal) respectively.

According to GVA, all four players have new contracts worth three to five times more than the contracts they had at Oostende. Brimah will be looking to get Happinets beyond the first round of the playoffs it recorded last season.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – APRIL 27: Amida Brimah #37 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 27, 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Brimah had a brief stint in the NBA with Indiana Pacers and won the NBA Gatorade League title with Austin Spurs before playing in Puerto Rico for Mets de Guaynabo and Filou.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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