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Wisla Krakow turns down Bangura move

February 12, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Polish Premier League side Wisla Krakow has turned down the prospect of signing Sierra Leone attacking midfielder, Mustapha ‘Haji’ Bangura, following the player’s completion of a week’s trials with the club during their training camp in Turkey.

The 25-year-old midfielder-cum-striker was looking forward to securing a permanent deal with the club but such hopes were dashed following the club’s decision not to offer him any deal.

The Polish Premier League side announced the decision on the club website that their coaching staff and medical team have backed down on signing the former Sierra Leone international due to his physical output.

“Mohamed Bangura will not be player for the Vistula. This decision was taken by both the technical and medical staff not to offer him a contract,” the club’s spokesman Max Michalczak said.

Wisla Krakow coach Franciszek Smuda said he was impressed with the player’s technically ability but cannot offer him a contract due to his physical condition.

“Bangura trained with the Vistula during [our] training camp in Turkey. During which he had an impressive output technically, but worse was his condition. He is not prepared physically to play in the league,” said Smuda.

Bangura appeared in three games for the Polish side during their training camp in Turkey, playing against Guangzhou R&F, FC Krasnodar and Universitatei Kubaniowi Craiova.

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