The civil war in Sierra Leone in the 1990’s has spawned a number of heartwarming stories of the transformation of lives that has taken the pain and suffering of war and turned them into successes. These stories are the silver lining from the darkness and destruction that a war brought unto the people of a once peaceful nation.
Major League Soccer was taking off and becoming the norm in sports in America and the US Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams were reinforcing the growth of the sports with their consistent appearances and brilliant performances at the FIFA World Cup tournaments. To add to this growth of the sport, a cultural phenomenon that will eventually become part of the American psyche and jargon: ‘Soccer Moms’ became popularized during the 1996 US Presidential campaign by Bill Clinton, a phenomenon that helped to catalyze and cement the sports at the grassroots in the US.
Alfred eventually became a US Citizen and as his game improved and people who saw him play especially in the USDL with his Club; the Solar Chelsea became dazzled by his skills he got the big call up to the US National Men’s Under 17 Team for the CONCACAF Under 17 Championships. Alfred and his team will go on to win the CONCACAF a win that gave them a qualified spot at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Mexico that year (2011)
Alfred was superb and a standout for the US at that world cup in Mexico as expected by many scoring two goals during the group stages.
His success at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup would catapult his career leading him to be called up for the US Under 20 and Under 23 Squads. But most significantly his professional career took off with stints in Sweden with AIK Solna, Brazil with Fluminense and International Porto Alegre and Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Alfred a gifted striker and prolific scorer is athletically gifted and is currently back in North Texas doing what he loves and giving back by helping a youth soccer team in his neighborhood and waiting for his next opportunity to play at the highest level of the game.
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See Highlights of Alfred’s career below: