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Najran SC confirms Simbo signing

July 10, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr. 

Saudi Arabian club Najran SC on Tuesday July 7 confirmed the signing of Sierra Leone and Al Hilal defender, David Simbo, on a one-and-a-half year contract.

The 25-year-old former Mighty Blackpool defender joined the Saudi Premier League outfit for an undisclosed fee. The club officially announced the player’s arrival on their twitter page, stating: “We have signed a contract with Sierra Leone defender David Simbo.”

Later on Wednesday, it was posted again: “Sierra Leone professional David Simbo arrives at 6p.m. to King Abdul Aziz airport in Jeddah from Khartoum today.”

Simbo, who became the first Sierra Leonean to lift the Sudanese league crown, joined the Arabian side from Al Hilal Sudan, a club he joined in December 2013 on a two-year deal.

The Sierra Leone international has enjoyed professional football with Swedish sides Motala AIF, Trelleborg FF, Boden BK and Sandviken before joining Al Hilal.

Najran SC are currently playing in the Saudi Premier League. The gained promotion to the Premier League after finishing 2nd in the Saudi First Division during the 2006/07 season. They were able to reach the final four in the 2009-10 Saudi Crown Prince Cup after defeating some of the strongest teams in Saudi football such as Al-Ittihad, but lost to Al-Hilal 1-2 after an impressive display.