Visa delay as FKH fans await Bangura
Fans of Norwegian Tippeligaen side FK Haugesund are still awaiting the arrival of their new Sierra Leonean midfielder Umaru Zangallay Bangura (in photo). The former Watford player is expected to dive in for the first time in the FKH training since he joined the club last November.
The fine 23-year-old midfielder has been on holiday and he was supposed to have joined his team mates to start their preparation for the Norwegian outfit on Tuesday 11 Jan 2011 but did not as it was reported that the player’s delay was due to visa approval, according to the club website.
Asbjørn Helgeland sport boss has said no need to worry. “we hope Umaru will come during the week, we have spent many of our working hours in recent weeks to bring order to the papers of the African midfield player, but when you live in Sierra Leone, and there is unrest in Côte d’Ivoire, and it must be via the Danish embassy in Ghana to arrange a visa, it is not an easy job to obtain, he noted.
All neceessary documents have been sent by DHL to the embassy from Freetown the capital of Sierra Leone last Friday. The former Honefoss player is now waiting to be summoned to the embassy in Accra, Ghana. When that goes through the player will soon be on his way to Haugesund. Confirmed Asbjorn.
Haugessund will be playing their first encounter for 2010-11 season next week aganst Bergen and the club management is hoping the player will be available this week.
Bangura made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone on September 3, 2006 in 2008 African Nation Cup qualifying in Freetown. Now he is an automatic starter for Sierra Leone. He played full 90 minutes in all six games for Sierra Leone during the 2010 FIFA world Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers against South Africa.
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