Cisse joins Al Gharafa

Much-travelled former France international striker Djibril Cisse joined Qatari outfit Al Gharafa on loan on Sunday from English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers.

The 31-year-old, capped 41 times, has joined the ambitious Qatari side until the end of the season and is their second signing inside a week after they snapped up Brazilian striker Nene from Paris Saint Germain.

Cisse, who has has also played for Liverpool, Lazio and Panathinaikos, among others, has featured in 21 games for QPR this season, scoring four goals.

However, he has dropped down the pecking order at QPR now they have signed his fellow French international Loic Remy from Marseille.