The South Carolina-based club Charleston Battery have confirmed the signing of former US U20 striker Victor Mansaray for the 2018 season, pending league and federation approval.

The Sierra Leone native was part of the Leone Stars preparation prior to the 2-1 victory over Kenya in Freetown, in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations first leg qualifying on June 10.

Mansaray, 20, signed with Seattle prior to the 2015 season and played in three MLS matches.

The youngster spent the 2017 season on loan with FC Cincinnati and Seattle Sounders FC 2 before moving to joined Swedish club Umeå FC in August.

The Battery, Holy City is one of the more successful lower division soccer clubs in the United States, having previously won the USISL Pro League in 1996, the USL A-League in 2003.

At the age of 18 years and 34 days, Mansaray became the youngest player in franchise history to appear in a match.

The USL season officially kicks off Saturday, March 17, The Battery will open their campaign at home hosting Mansaray’s former side FC Cincinnati at the MUSC Health Stadium.

Name: Victor Mansaray -Position: MF/F
Height: 5-11 – Date of birth: February 22, 1997
Age: 20 – Hometown: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Country: USA/Sierra Leone
Last club: Umeå Football Club
How acquired: Signed in February 2018

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