APIA Leichhardt FC are set to showcase a new entertainment machine in the form of new recruit, Sierra Leone attacker Hassan Jalloh who is hoping to set Lambert Park alight when the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition kick’s off at the end of the month.
The 22-year-old is hoping to bring his full bag of tricks and talent as the attacker has settled in well with his new teammates who are busily preparing for the new season under the watchful eye of coach John Calleja.
“I’ve settled in really well with APIA, the club is great, and everyone has been really friendly in what is a very ambitious club," he told nplnsw.com.au
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“The move to the club happened after I reached out to a good friend of mine when I left Blacktown City last year – he told me that APIA would love to have me, now I hope I can repay their faith with goals and good performances for the club.”
Jalloh hopes he can spark up a healthy synergy with fellow new recruit and former NPL NSW Men’s Golden Boot recipient Blake Powell where he hopes the goals will flow in Sydney’s Inner West.
“The plan is to of course strike up a good partnership with Blake and my fellow teammates.
“My objectives at the club are to win silverware, score as many goals as possible and to hopefully win my first professional contract as a footballer.
“I’m always looking to furthering my footballing career so hopefully one day I can play in the A-League or go overseas but my focus is on doing my best with my club APIA in taking them as high up as possible.”
One player however that has really impressed the star attacker has been the NPL NSW Men’s well- known maestro and APIA’s iconic number 10, Franco Parisi.
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“I have to say Franco has really impressed me during pre-season," he said.
“He’s always working hard and is such a great role model for us all. He always ensures that we are united as a team and that we give it our all for the club.”
A proud Sierra Leonean also, Jalloh has been delighted to see so many African footballers making their mark in the NPL.
“I am a very proud Sierra Leonean and I am so delighted to see a few names playing in the NPL that are Sierra Leonean, it really brings a smile to my face.”
Jalloh could become an instant APIA fan favourite should he impress in his opening match against his former club Blacktown City on Saturday 27th of February at Lily Homes Stadium.
Feature image courtesy of Football NSW