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Ex-Portsmouth striker Aruna Dindane moves to Qatar

Aruna Dindane
Dindane helped Pompey reach the FA Cup final

Former Portsmouth striker Aruna Dindane has joined Qatar League side Lekhwiya.

The 29-year-old scored eight goals for the relegated Premier League side while on a one-year loan deal from Lens.

During his loan, cash-strapped Pompey had to negotiate a deal with Lens to allow Dindane to continue playing without having to pay a £3.5m fee.

The Ivorian helped Pompey reach the FA Cup final after he earned the penalty that Kevin-Prince Boateng converted in the 2-0 semi-final win over Tottenham.

Earlier in the 2009/2010 season Lens were in dispute with Portsmouth over instalment payments involving Dindane's loan move as well as Nadir Belhadj's permanent transfer in December 2008.

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Dindane, who joined Lens from Belgian club Anderlecht in 2005, has signed a three-year contract with the newly-promoted Qatari side.

Lekhwiya have also signed Dindane's fellow Ivorian Bakary Kone from Ligue 1 champions Marseille on a three-year deal.

Both Dindane and Kone are in Ivory Coast's provisional World Cup squad.



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see also
Portsmouth wrap up four signings
28 Aug 09 |  Portsmouth
FA Cup final reprieve for Dindane
19 Apr 10 |  Portsmouth
Eriksson confirms Ivorian squad
01 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010


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