Sad news for Leone Stars as Alhassan Koroma (Twin) sustains hamstring injury and has been declared unfit to participate in the 2021 African Cup of Nations
In a letter from the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Real Balompedica winger Alhassan Koroma popularly known as Twin has been declared unfit to participate in the African Cup of Nations 2021 and has been replaced with FC Crotone player Augustus Kargbo.
Augustus Kargbo plays for Serie B side FC Crotone in Italy. The 22-year-old will replace the injured Alhassan Koroma.
SLFA has already made contact with the Italian Football Federation and FC Crotone for the player’s availability as he was one of the players that were placed on the standby list of the National Team Technical Staff In case of serious injuries.
The winger, who plays for the Spanish 3rd tier side Real Balompedica, had a brilliant season in the 2020/2021 campaign, scoring 4 goals in 25 matches with the side, which made him sign a permanent deal with the club. Last season, the 21-year-old drew interest from top European teams like Borrusia Dortmund and Real Betis. Nicknamed ”The New Sadio Mane”, by former coach Jordi Roger.
“He is a player unlike any other. He is a kid with brutal self-confidence. One against one spectacular. He has improved a lot in tactics. He is very outgoing despite his youth. He tries even if he fails the first time,” Jordi Roger told MARCA, who was his first coach at Balona: “He is a player who is very similar to Sadio Mané. He will go very far.”