Welling United’s new signing former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Kargbo revealed he is happy and healthy to continue playing football.
Kargbo, 33, told footballsierraleone.net, “I’m not going to let anything or anyone get in my way, am innocent and I want to prove myself on the pitch – not ready to retire just yet.”
“Proud family man, I will do my best for my new club Welling United.”
Dutch football’s governing body, KNVB, alleges Kargbo was involved in trying to fix a benefit game in 2009, the Sierra Leonean denied any wrongdoing earlier this month.
Midfielder Kargbo last played for Isthmian League club Thamesmead Town.
The former Willen II midfielder is eligible to feature for the Wings in this Saturday’s National League game against Aldershot Town at home.
Kargbo was also suspended among 15 players and officials by the Sierra Leone Football Association in 2014 over match-fixing allegations.
Kargbo has had previous spells with Feyenoord Rotterdam, RWD Molenbeek, Sporting Charleroi, Mataysaspor Turkey FC Brussels, Baku and Atletico in Portugal since leaving local club Old Edwardians in 19997.
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