Serbian league welcomes another Sierra Leonean


Sierra Leone midfielder Mustapha ‘Haji’ Bangura has signed for Serbian Superliga side Borac Cacak to become the fourth Sierra Leonean to play in Serbia.

Football Sierra Leone understands that the 26-year-old joins the top flight club on a 24-months contract for an undisclosed fee from Aris Limassol.

Bangura is expected to make his debut for Ljubisa Stamenkovic’s side tomorrow against FK Jagodina.

Former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Mohamed Medo Kamara, Kelfala Marah and Lamin Suma are the other Sierra Leoneans who have also played in the country.

Haji Bangura, who featured for Aris Limassol 18 times and scored one goal during his 12 months contract will now continue his trade with the Serbian side, who are currently 3rd in country’s Superliga.

The former Nea Salamina player has had previous spells with AC Omononia, AEP Paphos, Apollon Limassol, ASK Larnaca and Nikos Sokratis Erimis.

Bangura, since leaving local club Old Edwardians for Europe in 2006 has accounted for 61 goals in 172 appearances between seven European clubs.

Against Ivory Coast November 14, 2014, during the 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers, he scored in Sierra Leone’s 5-1 defeat in Abidjan.

He was also part of the Leone Stars squad that lost their opening Gabon 2017 Nations Cup qualifying match in Khartoum June 2015.

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