A look at some of the rising Sierra Leonean footballers that have impressed with dazzling performances this year. FootballSierraLeone.net recapped the top five under 23 youngsters in 2020.Augustus Kargbo, 21, AC Reggiana 1919, Italy.
- Michael Kargbo IFK Varnamo’s top scorer in Sweden.
- Ibrahim Kargbo Jnr, Dynamo Kyiv striker on-loan Olimpik.
Sierra Leone-born Ibrahim Kargbo junior, who has represented Belgium internationally at under-18 and under-19 levels can be a top striker if he takes advantage of his potential.
He opened his Olimpik Donetsk account in their 3-3 draw against Mariupol back in November.
Kargbo, 20, who enjoyed his first major success after Dynamo Kyiv won this year’s Ukrainian Cup, was sent out on loan to joined Ukrainian Premier League side Olimpik Donetsk as part of his development
The youngster, who is still eligible to play for his country of birth, Sierra Leone played three games for Dynamo Kyiv since his debut on June 15th against Minai in the Cup semi-final.
He made his first senior start in defeat against Desna Chernihiv at the Yuri Gagarin Stadium June 28 and played a part in Dynamo’s defeat to rival Shakhtar Donetsk.
The former Crystal Palace player has featured for the Belgian Red Devils U18 in a friendly four-country tournament in Murcia (Spain).
He has also had a spell with Reading youth sides U-13 and U-16 where he continues to excel before his move to Crystal Palace.
- Josh Koroma, 22, Huddersfield Town, England.
Josh Koroma, who is of a Sierra Leonean descent, continue with strong performances with his English Championship side Huddersfield Town.
On the 8th December Josh scored for the third consecutive home game and took his goal tally to 6 for the season.
Koroma signed for the Championship club Huddersfield Town on 21 June 2019 on a three-year contract with the option of a further year for an undisclosed fee.
He scored his first goal for Huddersfield in a 2-1 win at Swansea City on 17 October 2020.
- Alhassan Koroma, 20, Real Balompédica, Spain
The former East End Lions playmaker, who can play in both wings, will be hoping to continue his impressive form after making 20 appearances for the Spanish side scoring three goals last season.
His Spanish third-tier side Real Balompédica License announced a new three-year deal, following his impressive first season.
Koroma, 20, who initially joined the club in July 2019, was also part of the Sierra Leone side in matchday three and four of the African Cup of Nations ties against Nigeria in November.
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