Defender Alie Sesay ‘elated’ after being named in Team of the Year

Defender Alie Sesay ‘elated’ after being named in Team of the Year

Sierra Leone defender Alie Sesay has expressed his delight after being named in the 2021–22 Indonesia BRI Liga 1 Team of the Year.

Sesay has been instrumental since joining Persebaya Surabaya on a year deal on 12 June 2021. After his debut on 11 September 2021 in a match against Persikabo 1973, he went on to play a total of 27 Indonesian Liga 1 appearances for Persebaya Surabaya.

“I am very honoured to receive this award after being named in the Team of Year in Indonesia top-tier. I am pleased that my hard work and talent have been recognized. Especially in my first season makes it extra special,” Sesay told FSL News.

The former Leicester City academy graduate added, “I felt welcome by the people and the fans from day one. Overall, a good all-around experience and positive.”

Sesay also noted that his focus is now on the African Cup of Nations qualifiers in June as he hopes that he will get that call-up to join Sierra Leone A team.

“Now, my focus is on the qualifiers in June.” 

He made his debut in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Cameroon on 11 October 2014.

Connect with us @football_sierra, on Facebook/ Instagram Football Sierra Leone, writer John Bangura.

Defender Alie Sesay happy to be named Liga 1 Team of the Year

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Togo, Burkina Faso and Burundi are the other debutants in this year’s tournament.

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