Former Leicester City academy player Alie Sesay signed for Azerbaijan side Zira FK

Sesay was in the academy at Arsenal, before joining Leicester City in 2010

He last signed for Bulgarian Efbet Liga side FC Arda Kardzhali after his spell with Greek side AO Chania Kissamikos

Sierra Leone defender Alie Sesay has signed for Azerbaijan top-flight side Zira FK on a one-and-half-year-deal.

Sesay, who departed Bulgarian Efbet Liga side FC Arda Kardzhali due to lack of playing time is set to revitalise his career.

He made over 27 matches in Greece before joining FC Arda Kardzhali and was one of the clubs’ best defenders.

The Sierra Leone international, who came through Leicester’s academy also played over 35 matches for the Swedish side Täby kyrkby in the Superettan league during the 2017/18 seasons.

Sesay, who can play across the back four and in central midfield, has previously, had loan spells at Colchester and Cambridge United.

International level

Sesay has won eight caps for Sierra Leone. He made his debut for Sierra Leone during the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifying match against Cameroon in Yaoundé October 2014.

He played in Sierra Leone 1-1 draw against Lesotho and 1-0 defeat in Benin during their 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying matches.

?"Zirə" PFK yeni futbolçu ilə anlaşıb. Komandamız Alie Sesayla müqavilə bağlayıb. 25 yaşlı sierra leoneli müdafiəçi…

Slået op af ZİRƏ Futbol KlubuTirsdag den 14. januar 2020

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