Former Gambian international striker Omar Koroma has finally been able to join up with Wealdstone after gaining international clearance.

The highly talented 26-year-old has recently spent time at clubs abroad and it has taken a period of time to gain official clearance for him to play in anger for the Stones.

After developing his talents at a young age with his home town club in Gambia, Banjul koronaHawks, Koroma first visited England to train with Watford before signing a two-year contract with Premier League side Portsmouth, after impressing then Pompey boss Harry Redknapp during pre-season trials in the summer of 2008.

Koroma was instantly loaned out to Championship side Norwich City, making his debut in August 2008 in a game against Coventry City.

But a serious ankle injury during the season curtailed what promised to be a lengthy loan spell with the Canaries and the long injury lay-off eventually led to him leaving Portsmouth in the summer of 2009 leaving his huge potential untapped.

After a long road back from injury, Koroma spent time playing back in Gambia and next tried his luck in Denmark in 2011 with Danish Superliga outfit Brondby IF in an attempt to earn a deal before eventually arriving at The New Lawn and Forest Green Rovers, in early 2012.

Koroma had a successful spell with Forest Green Rovers in the National League and then appeared for Dulwich Hamlet in the Ryman League Premier Division.

More recently the speedy striker, who can also play out wide, has plied his trade in Iceland with Thróttur Reykjavík.

Internationally, Koroma has two caps for the Gambian national team and holds the proud honour of being the first Gambian to play in the English Premier League.


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