Ibrahim Kargbo junior, 17, the son of former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Obreh Kargbo will play for Belgium U18 against Ireland in Murcia Spain at the Pinatar arena.

The Belgian U18 side will commence their four-nation friendly tournament on Thursday and the youngster dad wishes his son and the team ‘Good luck’.

“I wish him and the team good luck,” Kargbo senior told footballsierraleone.net.

“A special hug to my son,” Kargbo senior passionately added

The former Crystal Palace striker has a brighter prospect. He started playing his football with Germinal Beerschot U-9 sides in Belgium.

Kargbo junior, who is still eligible to represent his country of birth, has been named in Wesley Sonck’s squad that is expected to compete against Ireland, Czech Republic and the Netherlands in Spain.

However, he has a very long way to go if he is to follow in the footsteps of his dad but he’s certainly taking steps in the right direction to surpass Kargbo senior

The youngster, who was born in Sierra Leone while his dad was playing for R.W.D. Molenbeek is ready to polish his career in international level.

In a recent interview, he reiterated that he is unsure of playing for his country of birth.

Ibrahim Kargbo senior won over 34 caps for Sierra Leone and at age 35, he is presently plying his trade with English side Dulwich Hamlet F.C.

In June 2016 his son signed a deal with Premier League side Crystal Palace but he is back in Belgium training KSV Roeselare squad where he was spotted by authorities of the Belgian Football Association.

He moved to England from Belgium in 2014 and has had a spell with Reading FC youth system before joining Palace.

He definitely has a goal in his locker.

Here are the Belgium U18 Fixtures

9 November (14:00): Belgium – Ireland (Murcia, Spain)
11 November (14:00): Czech Republic – Belgium (Murcia, Spain)
13 November (13:00): Belgium – Holland (Murcia, Spain)


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