Sierra Leone striker Bangura part ways with Chinese club

Jan 10, 2017 | Players Abroad News | 0 comments

Sierra Leone striker, Mohamed ‘Poborsky’ Bangura has parted ways with Chinese League One side Dalian Yifang Football Club. The 27-year-old left the club despite two years remaining on his contract.

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The former AIK striker signed a three-year deal in December 2015 with the Chinese second tier side that was understood to be around US$1.1 million but according to various reports from Sweden, both parties reached an agreement on mutual consent to end the said deal.

Though further reasons were not given for the decision, the former AIK and İstanbul Başakşehi striker is now a ‘Bosman player’ (which gives him permission to discuss with a new club).

Bangura endured little plus season with the Chinese outfit, scoring less than five goals in all competitions as his season hampered by injuries.

The 2011 Sierra Leonean player of the year joined Dalian Yifang from AIK where he scored eight goals in the Swedish league during the 2015 league season and also helped AIK Stockholm to finish third.

Bangura’s professional journey started from IFK Värnamo in 2010 before joining AIK. He has since played for Celtic, Elfsborg, Istanbul Basaksehir and returned to AIK before moving to China.

He became the fourth Sierra Leonean to have played in China after Mohamed Kallon, the late Mamadu Alphajor Bah, and Gibril Sankoh.

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