June 8, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Swedish Superettan side GIAS AIF have confirmed they have terminated their contract with Sierra Leone international striker Ibrahim Teteh Bangura, just three months after he joined the club.
The club confirmed the contract termination of the 26-year-old forward in their club websites saying they have chosen not to continue with the players deal.
“GAIS has chosen not to take the opportunity to continue the entire 2016 season with Teteh Bangura in the squad. The part of the agreement with Bangura which enables an end in June therefore is used immediately. Bangura has had an injury the full period of his stay with GAIS and the club was in talks with the player and his agent and had a good understandings of the decision.
“We hope Teteh must sort out his injury troubles and wish him luck in the future,” says the club sports director Fredrik Molin, who added “He’s a great guy with a passion for football. And if he is injury-free he can deliver any day of the week. But at the same time, we need to think about Gais.”
According to the striker’s local agent, Chernor Musa Jalloh, the forward will travel back to Sweden and sort things out before looking for other options. He said: “For now he is going to Sweden and sort things out to get something elsewhere.”
Bangura, who was an unused sub in Sierra Leone’s 1-0 home win against Sudan last Saturday in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, was one of Gias’ biggest acquistion this season, but had a tough time in the Gothenburg club.
He only started two games and made a cameo in the Superettan in three months. The former FC Kallon forward had a breakthrough in Sweden when he scored 15 goals in 17 games for AIK during the 2011 season before he was sold to Bursaspor for a fee around € 2 million.