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‘Haji’ Bangura returns to football with Nikos & Sokratis Erimis

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jnr.

Sierra Leone striker, Mustapha ‘Haji’ Bangura, has joined Cyprus second division side Nikos & Sokratis Erimis FC on a three-month deal.

The former Old Edwardians forward has been out of the game for several months undergoing recovery from a foot injury but has now joined the second division outfit on a short spell to regain much fitness with a possible move to the topflight league.

Bangura told Africa Sports Media that his decision to join Nikos & Sokratis Erimis FC is to gain more physical fitness ahead of his move to either Anothosis Famagusta or AEL Limassol.

“I signed for three months with Nikos & Sokratis Erimis FC to gain full fitness and improve my physical side of the game. After my three-month spell I will move to either Anothosis Famagusta or AEL Limassol because I already have a pre-contract with them,” Bangura said.

“I am happy to be back and fully fit for any challenge. My focus now is to get more games with Nikos & Sokratis Erimis FC and move on in January.”

Bangura is no stranger to the Cypriot league. After his move from Old Edwardians and Nea Salamina in 2006 and 2008 respectively, he joined AC Omonoia. The following year, the player moved to Apollon Limassol and helped the team to win the 2009-10 Cypriot Cup and also scoring the opening goal in the final.

On 6 June 2012, Bangura terminated his contract with Apollon Limassol before moving to AEK Larnaca where injury rocked his game.

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