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Omar Koroma silent over Brondby trial

Dec 30, 2010, 1:33 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Former Portsmouth striker Omar Koroma has completed a two-week trial with the Danish first division club Brondby but has remained silent over the outcome of the trial, Pointsports has gathered.

The former Hawks prodigy, who spent a miserable short spell in the English Premier League club Portsmouth, was reported to have undergone a trial with the Danish side and since his return to the country he has been training with the Gambia Olympics team at the Brikama Box Bar Mini-stadium.

Koroma, whose career has been disrupted by injuries, confirmed to Pointsport that he was in Denmark with Brondby for a two-week trial but refused to go into detail on the outcome of the trial.

Koroma returned to action for the first time since he suffered an injury that kept him on the sideline for up to six weeks and has vowed to fight for a place when the Olympics Games qualifiers takes centre stage in three months’ time.

“I sustained an injury when I stretched my left knee which kept me on the sidelined for 5-6 weeks but I am back to training battling to regain my full fitness ahead of the Olympics Games qualifiers,” said Koroma, who parted company with the English Premiership side Portsmouth, where he became the first Gambian player ever to secure a move to the world’s most popular league.

OJ, as he is affectionately called, has had a bright start to his Premiership career when he made a surprise switch to Portsmouth last season.

During his stay with Portsmouth OJ struggled in vain to make a mark, due to a career threatening knee injury he suffered last season, which prompted the English outfit to release him.

He is one of the Gambian players who have been invited for the 2012 London Olympics Games qualifiers as the Gambia’s Scorpions prepare to come face to face with unfamiliar opponents Benin in Cotonou in March.

“I am looking forward to overcoming my knee injury and it is just a matter of time to prove my fitness in time for the Olympics Games and I am confident that I can come back to my best, and help the Gambia qualify for the Olympics Games and the Nations cup finals and win the trophy,” he said.