SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 By Sahr Morris Jnr.
Sierra Leone striker, Ibrahim ‘Teteh’ Bangura, has departed Turkish Premier League side Bursaspor by mutual consent, ending his three years spell with the club.
The striker, who joined the Turkish club during the 2011/12 league season for a club record fee of 2.6 million Euros from Swedish side AIK Solna, is said to be recovering from knee surgery.
The club announced on its website that both parties mutually agreed on the termination of the contract and according to the player’s agent, Chernor Musa Jalloh, it was a win-win situation for both the club and the player.
Jalloh said: “The Turkish club is currently facing some financial difficulties and can no longer meet the cost of keeping the player. The player on the other hand is still trying to recover full from his knee surgery and wants to focus on his rehabilitation.
“It is a good decision for both parties. Teteh has lots of options for now and as a free player he can join any team even when the transfer window is closed, but that is not his target for now as his focus is to fully recover and gain full fitness.”
After his first season with the club, which saw him score six goals and seven assists in 40 appearances, Bangura was loaned out to Şanlıurfaspor and later to Israeli side Beitar Jerusalem FC where he suffered a knee injury.
However, Bangura is not the only Sierra Leonean player who had left his club on mutual consent, as English conference side Forest Green Rovers confirmed that their Sierra Leonean midfielder, Alhassan Bangura has also left the club by mutual consent.
The 26-year-old former Watford and Blackpool midfielder joined the club on a free transfer and played 83 league games for the Gloucestershire club.