Slovenia Prva Liga (topflight league) side, NK Olimpija has signed Sierra Leone international attacking midfielder, Gibrilla Julius Woobay to a year-and half contract which will end on May 30th 2017.
The Dragons confirmed the signing of the 31-year-old midfielder with a story on the club’s website which was published on January 29, few days before the team’s departure for their week-long training camp in Croatia.
He told the club website: "First, I must stress that I am extremely pleased with my arrival in Olympia. Special thanks to the leadership of the club, the Sports Director Ranko Stojiću and especially the great gentleman, the President Milan Mandariću, who showed great interest in my arrival in Ljubljana.”
“With knowledge about Slovenia opponents, the process of adaptation to the new environment will possibly be easier and faster for me. Already I've heard a lot about the club and about the rivalry between Olimpija and Maribor.”
The former Nea Salmina and Aris Limassol ability to play in either wing positions in the attack, was one reason why head coach Marko Nikolic made a move for the player and the tactician did not hide his satisfaction with the new reinforcement.
"The mere fact that his signing quickly expanded beyond Slovenian borders speaks volume. This is an excellent footballer, who is also an exceptional personality. He is characterized by excellent technical profile and knowledge, an excellent overview of the game and the opportunity to play in different positions in the attack. So it is a versatile forward who will work with Elekejem and Henty to form our attack,” Nikolic said.
Woobay has endured several experiences on the international stage since his move from East End Lions, the player has played in Cyprus for Nea Salmina and Aris Limassol, in Romania (Universitatea Craiova) , Azerbaijan (Khazar Lankaran, Neftči) ,Egypt (El Masry) and the United Arab Emirates (Al-Shabba) .