Barrie opens account in Ghana
January 26, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Sierra Leonean youngster Prince Barrie scored his first goal for Ghanaian side Inter Allies in a 1-1 draw with Hearts of Oak in a pre-season friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The former FC Kallon midfielder, who recently joined the West African side, grabbed the equaliser in the 65th minute after Vincent Atinga had given the home side the lead in the 60th minute.
Barrie’s goal prompted a reaction from his agent, Chernor Musa Jalloh, who said the move to Ghana was the right step for the player’s development.
He said: “It was the right step for his development considering the fact that we have no effective league in Sierra Leone at the moment. You can recall several clubs, including AIK in Sweden and Seattle Sounders in the U.S. Major League Soccer, invited him for trials but we thought sending him on loan to Ghana for his development is good, which will also help him focus on his game.”
Another player who hit the target over the weekend in a friendly tie was Alhassan ‘Crespo’ Kamara, who came off the bench to help Orebro secure a 4-2 victory over Djurgarden. The match was the striker’s first official game since he recovered from a foot injury that ruled him out of the entire 2015 league season.
In England, Alie Sesay – who joined Barnet this January on loan from Premier League club Leicester City – came on from the bench on the half-hour mark in his side’s goalless draw with Stevenage in the English League II.