"Mustapha Dumbuya signed short-term with Scottish Championship side Falkirk."

Sierra Leone’s Dumbuya thrilled to join Drogba’s Phoenix Rising

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The Sierra Leone defender has a wealth of experience playing in England and Scotland.

Mustapha Dumbuya, 31, has joined Didier Drogba’s Phoenix Rising Football Club and as per club policy, the details of the contract will not be made public.

The former Portsmouth and Notts County defender, who recently departed Scottish side Falkirk was honoured to join USL Championship side.

“Absolutely honoured to sign with Phoenix Rising and start this new chapter in my Football career,” Dumbuya told club’s website.

“I had the opportunity to come over last summer to train for a bit, see the great set up, witness the direction, meet the players and coaching staff and as I was so warmly welcomed, it already felt like home,” the defender explained.

“Looking forward to putting in all the necessary work to contributing to our quest for trophies.”

Dumbuya, who started trading 10 years ago, has had spells with Doncaster Rovers. Crystal Palace, Portsmouth, Crawley Town, and Notts County.

The right-back, spent the 2017-18 season with relegated Partick Thistle in the Scottish top-flight before he departed the club.

With the addition of Dumbuya, Phoenix Rising’s roster now stands at 19 players for the 2019 season.

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