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South Melbourne right back Koroma open to Sierra Leone call up

South Melbourne right back Koroma open to Sierra Leone call up

South Melbourne right back Amadu Koroma (Pictured) has revealed he is open to playing for Sierra Leone if an invitation is extended to him.

The Sierra Leone-born who few months ago signed for South Melbourne FC a second tier side competing in the National Premier League (NPL) has said it will be a privilege representing Sierra Leone.

The club is based in the suburb of Albert Park, in Melbourne and was founded in 1959; they are five points clear at the top of NPL standings.

In a brief chat with Football Sierra Leone UK Koroma, 24 reiterated he is looking forward to playing for the Leone Stars in the near future.

“I think it will be a privilege playing for my country,” Koroma told footballsierraleone.net

“That has been an ambition I have considered over the last 12 months where my fellow Sierra Leoneans have stressed that I would be an amazing asset to my country after watching me play.

“At present, I am the only Sierra Leonean excelling in football in Australia.

“I understand in football it’s all about contacts and people to help you get somewhere rather than talents. So hopefully words can be out about my prospect.”

“I’ve been in Australia for 14 years I played in a small state called Tasmania for two clubs, before being scouted in 2011 to come play at a higher level in Melbourne which has seen me progressed rapidly.

“I’m playing in the National Premier League (NPL) in Australia the second highest and the system is very different to overseas that’s why I’ve played for three different clubs in the space of 5 years in Melbourne,” Koroma explained

In 32 league appearances for Port Melbourne sharks, he helped Eric Vassiliadis’ side avoid relegation in 2014 before joining Green Gully ahead of the 2015 NPL campaign.

Previous spells in Australia, Tasmania, New town Eagles, Glenorchy Knights, Melbourne Knights, Port Melbourne sharks, Green gully and South Melbourne.

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