Ghana’s Cheetah FC came 4th behind Etoile Sportive du Sahel, Asec Mimosas of Ivory Coast, and TP Mazembe of DR Congo in the latest FIFA Global transfer market report for 2020 as the clubs with rhe most rransfers on players [outging].
With 12 players leaving the club, Cheetah FC becomes the only Ghanaian club in the list, and sharing the singular platform with Africa’s great Football clubs including Al Ahly of Egypt who shipped out 15 players.
The report which analyzes the total transfer of Professional and Amateur men and Women Football placed the Central regional based club amongst the top 10 clubs in.Africa
Although the absolute numbers show a decline for the first time in the last
ten years, the transfer activity of professional football players in 2020 was still high, demonstrating the considerable resistance and strength of football in the worldwide employment activity, with a total of 17,077 international transfers representing a decrease of 5.4% compared to 2019, while still slightly higher than 2018. It is important to note that only 14,432
distinct players were involved in those 17,077 transfers, as many players moved more than once during the course of the year (e.g. going out on a loan and then returning from that loan).
These 14,432 players represented 180 different nationalities.
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the number of transfers can be
easily identified in Figure 4.
In January 2020, the number of international transfers was up 9.2% compared to the same period in the previous year, and this increase would probably have been even more significant in the second transfer window.
But after the pandemic started spreading across the globe, the usual peak in July did not happen, with a large number of competitions not being completed and many member associations shifting their registration periods.
Instead, there was a longer and more extensive period of transfer activity, beginning in early July and reaching its peak in late September, and even continuing into October
Below is the top 10 clubs in terms of player transfers in Africa.