AFCON 2021 Q: Sierra Leone To Unleash Former Chelsea Academy graduate On Nigeria


Former Chelsea academy graduate Kevin Wright is set to make his international debut for Sierra Leone on Friday in an international friendly against Mauritania.

200702 Örebros Kevin Wright under fotbollsmatchen i Allsvenskan mellan Örebro och Häcken den 2 juli 2020 i Örebro.
Foto: Johan Bernström / BILDBYRÅN / COP 119 / JB0003

Wright, 24, is presently in Nouakchott Mauritania as one of three new faces named for first national assignment.

The Leone Stars will face Mauritania October 9 at the Stade Olympique (Nouakchott) in preparation for next months’ doubleheader against Group L leaders, Nigeria.

Sierra Leone national football team

Wright joined Premier League giants Chelsea at aged 11 and worked his way through the youth ranks to earn his first professional deal at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2013.

He was part of Chelsea‘s academy in 2005 and went on to play for the club’s development squad between 2014 and 2016 before his departure.

Presently trading with Örebro in the Swedish Allsvenskan, the former Fredrikstad defender has been a pivotal figure since his move to the Orebro-based side.

“I’m excited because this is a new opportunity and a new challenge, one I am looking forward to,” Wright told FSL UK from Nouakchott.

“After a long time thinking of Sierra Leone, I think this is the right time for me to present the birth country of my parents. Hopefully, we can achieve a positive result together in moving forward.”

Source: Football Sierra Leone

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