February 29, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Former Leone Stars skipper, Ibrahim Obreh Kargbo, has not hidden his feeling over his move to English National League side Welling United.
The English club announced the 33-year-old’s signing on Friday but did not reveal any further details of the agreement.
A message posted on the club’s website reads: “Sierra Leonean and ex-Captain of his national team Ibrahim Kargbo has signed for the Wings, the 33 year old defensive midfielder goes straight into the squad for [Saturday] the vital game against Aldershot Town at Park View Road.”
Kargbo himself has reacted to the move and in an exclusive interview with Concord Sports said he was excited with the move and keen to prove he still has more time to play active football.
“For me this move means a lot and I am so excited about it, I will do my best for my new club, and will not let anything or anyone get in my way. I want to prove myself on the pitch once again as I am not ready to retire from the game just yet.”
The former Williem II midfielder has been banned from playing in the Netherlands over match-fixing claims by Dutch football’s governing body, KNVB, who alleged he was involved in trying to fix a benefit game in 2009, a claim the player denied earlier this month.
The 33-year-old, who last played for Isthmian League club Thamesmead Town, was named in Welling’s squad in Saturday’s National League game against Aldershot Town.