Mustapha Bangura desperate to seize chance at Krakow


Mustapha “Hadji” Bangura who joined Polish club in Turkey hoping to impress German manager Franciszek Smuda on trials has said he is desperate to seize the opportunity.

The Former Apollon Limassol player has insisted that he is ready to prove his worth if given the chance at Krakow.

Wisła Kraków is one of the oldest and most successful Polish football clubs. It ranked third and have won 13 titles.

Talking to the club website Bangura said: “I am very happy and proud to be here. To have the chance in such a big club is a great opportunity and I’m ready to take it.

“I was seriously injured, but now am ready to work harder. I’m feeling good, but will need time to adapt,”

Bangura 25 is pushing to be involved in Krakow attacking play while on trial further stated, “I recently played for my country against Ivory Coast and the Democrat Republic of Congo in the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, I had a good game scoring against Ivory Coast in Abidjan,”

He is a central midfielder who can also play as a second strike. He started his career in 2004 with local club Old Edwardians in the Sierra Leone National League.

He spent two seasons with Edwards before him moving to Europe and joined first division side in Cyprus Nea-Salamina in 2006.

In 2008, he joined AC Omonoia before switching the following year to the Limassol club and helped them to win the Cypriot Cup in the 2009-10 seasons scoring the opening goal of the final. In his 72 league appearances, he scored 24 goals.

The versatile attacking midfielder in 2012 signed a two-year deal with Cyprus premier league side, AEK Larnaca.

Mustapha Bangura was involved in a car accident driving to Sierra Leone second city Bo from Freetown to watch a local football league match in 2011. The accident almost ends his career after breaking two bones in his left arm and one in his lower left leg.


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