Awal, who was a member of Ghana’s squad that reached the final of the 2015 African Cup of Nations, joins on a free transfer having mutually terminated his deal with Saudi side Al-Shabab.

Raja Club Athletic de Casablanca are one of the biggest sides in Morocco having won eleven domestic titles and were the first African team to participate in the Fifa World Club Cup in 2000.

“I am delighted to have signed with Club Athletic and can not wait to join my colleagues for the season,” Awal said. “The dream of every footballer is to be able to represent a historic club that will allow him to continue his development, and Club Athletic fits the bill. I have spoken to the coach and he has assured me that we will work together to achieve the aims of the club and I am looking forward to that.”