By Sahr Morris Jnr.
Sierra Leonean striker, Ibrahim K. Fofanah aka I.K., will today Thursday commence training with Norwegian side HamKam.
The FC Kallon striker, who previously had a spell with Djurgården in Sweden and several other clubs in the Swedish topflight, is expected to undergo months of trial with HamKam with an option to secure a permanent deal.
According to the club’s website, the 20-year-old – who is very hungry for a professional career in Europe – will play several games with the club and said he is ready for the challenge.
Coach Elaine Skogheim told the HamKam website that it will be an exciting moment for the youngster and the club when the 20-year-old forward commences his training on Thursday.
“I have not seen him play, but all the references from both Sweden and agents that we have great confidence in saying that Fofanah is a great talent,” Skogheim told the club website. “We risk nothing for the club. We have secured the player till the end of July with an option to buy after that.”
Fofanah has already proved to be a good quality player especially in the Sierra Leone Premier League, where he has aroused interest in several foreign clubs.
“The fact that Djurgården decided to sign the player while he was out with a broken leg, said perhaps the most. He was top scorer and was voted the league’s best player in the Sierra Leone Premier League in 2011,” Skogheim said.
I.K. was taken to Djurgården in 2012 as he was recovering from a broken leg. He was seconded to the Army Niska-inti in 2013. There, he scored five goals in 14 games. He already has two caps for Sierra Leone.