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Golden Boot winner Ghaddar returns to Kelantan for the fourth time

​Misfiring Kelantan have turned to their former goal poacher and 2017 Malaysia Super League (MSL) golden boot winner Mohammed Ghaddar in an attempt to beef up the squad.

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The Red Warriors have yet to make an official announcement but FourFourTwo can confirm that it is a done deal, with the player having signed before the transfer window closed on Sunday.

Kelantan FA president Bibi Ramjani Ilias Khan also dropped a big hint on social media Monday morning by promoting the team jersey and saying there was an "order for No.22 from Lebanon".

Kelantan are bottom of the standings after only collecting one point from the opening three matches

Ghaddar is a former Lebanese international who wore No.22 last season.

The 34-year-old forward replaces Morgaro Gomis, who missed the club's 3-0 away defeat to Pahang on Saturday. Kelantan are bottom of the standings after only collecting one point from the opening three matches.

Ghaddar, who scored a remarkable 23 goals last year – including 18 in 11 for Kelantan, is a favourite in Kota Bahru for the goals he scored during his three previous stints.

He was part of the 2012 treble winning side before leaving for Felda United the following season due to a contractual stand-off. He returned in 2014 but left several months later after getting injured, only to make another comeback in 2017.

Ghaddar joined Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) in May last year but never really fitted in despite finding the back of the net five times. He was deemed surplus to requirements there and almost moved to Melaka United for the 2018 campaign.

It was thought that he may have played his last game in Malaysia due to his age but his services are needed once more in Kelantan. His goals kept them in top flight last season and he once again will be needed get their season going.

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