Former Leicester City and Barent defender Alie Sesay has joined Swedish Superettan (second tier) league side, IK Frej Taby.
The Sierra Leone international who was released by the English League Two side, Barnet FC on the transfer deadline day will now join countryman Abu Bakarr Suma at the Superettan club despite undergoing trials with newly promoted Allsvenskan side, AFC Eskilstuna this past January.
He told the club’s official website: “We have studied Alie in many games and we believe that he has a style of play that fits very well into Frey's football. He is aggressive and fast in his defense and offensively, he is skilled with the ball. His style of play suits us probably better than in the Superettan League 2, if in can say so.”
Grzelak also believes that the Sierra Leone international is not just a good footballer, but also as an injection into his squad.
“I've spent some time with Alie when he came to visit us a few weeks ago and he's a likeable guy with both feet on the ground. He has a very professional approach to football and is willing to sacrifice a lot in order to succeed. Those we spoke with in Leicester have only the best to say about him. I am convinced that he will contribute both on and off the field,” he said.
The 23-year-old who can play across the back four and in central midfield was born in England but is of Sierra Leonean decent and has so far made three appearances for the Sierra Leone national team, Leone Stars. He last played for the country against Ivory Coast in Abidjan in November, 2014 and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
He was invited for Leone Stars’ last 2017 AFCON qualifying game against Sudan in Freetown but didn’t play which was the first time he stepped on Sierra Leonean soil in over after 12 years.