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.