Khalifa Jabbie confirms move to Moldova


Khalifa Jabbie has completed his move to Moldovan side FC Sheriff for an undisclosed fee. The Leone Stars youngster will join Sheriff from Turkish TFF League One side Balikesirspor on a three-year deal, according to the player.

The 22-year-old midfielder passed his medical last week and has also completed his first training encounter with his new side.

The club has dominated Moldovan football since 2001, winning thirteen championship titles in the Moldovan National Division out of fifteen and Jabbie said he is delighted joining this club.

“I’m delighted and hope to prove myself in Moldova. I’m a very quiet person generally, I love and respect football and also people.

“The past 6 months was very tough for me, but I’m glad it’s all behind me now! I’m glad to make this move because it’s a good team with very good history.

“They compete in Europe as well which is a great opportunity for me.

Unfortunately for Jabbie during the last six months, he has been on the side-lines for almost the second half of the Turkish Super-league season struggling with a shoulder injury.

He also missed Sierra Leone final two matches against Ivory Coast and DR Congo Leopards in the 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers.

Jabbie made his full international debut for Sierra Leone on March 27, 2011, against Niger in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification played in Niger capital Niamey.

The 6 ft 2 in was a one-time captain of the Sierra Leone Under-20 national known as the Shooting Stars.

He joined Fredrikstad FK in Norway on a three-year contract from Sierra Leone National Premier League club FC Kallon in 2011.

He later signed for Balikesirspor in December 2013, on a 2.5 years deal with the TFF First League outfit.


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