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Norwegian outfit invites IK for trial

By Sahr Morris Jnr.

Norwegian side Hamarkameratene has invited Sierra Leone and FC Kallon striker, Ibrahim K. Fofanah aka ‘IK’ for trial with an option to secure a contract with the club.

The Norwegian side, in its invitation to the player, stated that they have seen Fofanah playing in Sweden and had also sent a representative to watch him, and that they are inviting the player for a workout with an option of a contract.

The invitation reads: “We want to give Fofanah the chance to earn himself a contract as a professional player in Norway. After the trial, the club will take a decision as to whether we will offer him a contract or not. We have seen him play in Sweden and also we have had representation on spot in Sierra Leone to watch him, and we are really interested in seeing him.”

Hamarkameratene (literally the Hamar Comrades), often abbreviated to HamKam or Ham-Kam, is a Norwegian football club based in the town of Hamar. The club was founded in 1918 originally under the name Freidig.

HamKam was most recently promoted to the Norwegian Premier League in 2007. A third place finish in 1970 is the highest position that the team has held in the Premier League; it has never progressed beyond the semi-finals of the Norwegian Cup, last reaching the semi-finals in 1989.

Briskeby gressbane has been the home ground of Hamarkameratene since 1936. The construction of a completely modernized stadium began in 2007 with the aim of increasing its capacity to 10,200 spectators, as its capacity prior to the modernization was approximately 8,000.