OFFICIAL: Michael Vinicius' contract with Asante Kotoko has been terminated

Published on: 02 June 2021

The contract of Brazilian striker Michael Vinicius with Kumasi Asante Kotoko has been canceled after only three months of playing in the Ghana Premier League.

Mariano Barreto, the head coach of the Porcupine Warriors, confirmed this on Wednesday at their MTN FA Cup game.

"Michael Vinícius is no more with us. The club will make an official announcement on his exit in the coming days," Barreto said.

Mariano Barreto revealed this after the Porcupine Warriors defeated Berkwai Youth Football Academy 2-0 in the round of 32 of the MTN FA Cup.

The Brazilian striker scored two goals in the ongoing 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League.

The 27-year-old signed a two-year contract with Kotoko after leaving Swedish third-tier team Vasalunds.

Vinicius was a Fluminense player from 2012 to 2014, then went to Criciuma before returning to Fluminense in 2015.

After playing for Estoril in Portugal during the 2015-16 season, he returned to his native country to play for America Mineiro, Resende, and Cascavel before joining Linkoping City in Sweden in 2019.

He moved to Japanese third-tier club Grulla Marioka last year before returning to Sweden to join Vasalunds.

Read Kotoko's statement below: