Sierra Leone midfielder Barrie sign for Icelandic club Ólafsvík


Icelandic side Víkingur Ólafsvík have completed the loan signing of Sierra Leone midfielder Ibrahim Sorie Barrie from FC Kallon.

Barrie, 21, was the hero when Cameroon became the first big nation to be kicked out of the 2016 Olympic Games football qualifiers in Africa May 2015 in Yaoundé.

The versatile midfielder, who skippered Sierra Leone and scored the goal in the 93rd minute that eliminated Cameroon, will play this season with the Icelandic second-tier side.

Barrie will team up with fellow Sierra Leonean player Kwame Quee, who joined the club last season on a two-year loan deal.

Barrie was also part of the FC Johansen side that was eliminated by Moroccan side FUS Rabat in the 2017 CAF Champions League qualifiers in February 2017.

Barrie holds more than 4 caps for Sierra Leone.

Ghanaian midfielder, Manuel Eli Keke from Dreams FC also signed on a three-year deal.


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Abu Bakarr Tarawally is a Journalist based in Freetown. He works for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer. He has once served as Editor for a few newspapers in Freetown, including Sierra Express Media, The Exclusive Newspaper and his own newspaper, the Daily Express Publications. He is a teacher trainer, and loves writing and reading a lot. Email: Call +232 88601277 or +2327661303.


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