Sharaf, son of ex-Ghana President John Mahama, has started training with Ghana Premier League side WAFA SC, can exclusively reveal.

The 24-year-old striker, who once had a spell with Belgian top-flight side KV Mechelen, is in his final week of training with the Sogakope-based side. 

It is however not known if he would sign a professorial contract with the Ghanaian top-flight side after spending some few weeks with him secretly.

Sharaf has been working out to remain fit along with close friend Hope Doagbodzi.

”Sharaf has been good and a wonderful kid. Very respectful and determined to succeed as a footballer. He’s well travelled but was impressed with the facilities here and that’s a plus for us,” a club source told

In 2016 when his father was still head of state, he signed for Belgian top-flight side KV Mechelen.

Sharaf showed glimpses of his skills when he featured in ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah’s testimonial played in June, 2015. 

Sharaf Mahama is already popular with footballers in Ghana as he is close friends with Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyan and Stephen Appiah.

He is a football and fitness addict who has joined his father in public fitness activities in recent times.

While studying in Dubai, he regularly attended matches of Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan when he was the star striker of Al Ain in the UAE top-flight league.

Ridwan .I. Asante@ridwanasante


Son of ex-Ghana President @JDMahama training with @WAFAcademySC for fitness.

• Sharaf Mahama is 24

• Plays as a striker for German sixth-tier side Verbandsliga.

• He once signed for Belgian side @kvmechelen

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