Issa Kallon included in Netherlands U-19 squad


Issa Kallon born in the Netherlands from a Sierra Leonean parents is still eligible to represent Sierra Leone and is highly rated by Dutch U19 national coach Aron Winter.

The 19-year-old FC Utrecht player pictured) who made his Eredivisie debut in a 2-1 away victory against Feyenoord August 24, 2014 has been named in the young Dutch European Championship squad.

The Netherlands will kick-start their bid to win the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Group B alongside Holders Germany and five-time winners Spain July 7, 2015

Greece will host the Championship from 6-19 July 2015. Seven teams will join them in the finals.

Aron Winter is confident the Netherlands, perennial Under-17 contenders, can make an impact at the U19s, and was quoted as saying: “We now have the team to get good results.”

The Netherlands junior side won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2011 and 2012 and now looking to translated that to U19 level.

Group A: Greece (hosts), Ukraine, Austria, France – Group B: Germany (holders), Spain, Netherlands, Russia

Meanwhile, The FC Utrecht striker cum-winger Issa Kallon had admitted he quit Vitesse Arnhem last year’s summer due to Chelsea’s involvement.

Turning down a new contract offer from Vitesse to sign for Utrecht. “I had a difficult year. Actually I wanted to play in the first team, but there was little chance of that. I played mostly with the second team,” he recalled.

“You’re dealing with guys who come from Chelsea and also have to play.

Chelsea has a close relationship with Vitesse, where they loan their best young players to gain first-team experience.


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