Concord Times (Freetown)

5 February 2011

Sierra Leone: Christian Caulker Set to Debut Against AIK

Freetown — Leone Stars first choice goalkeeper, Christian Caulker is set to make his debut with newly promoted Swedish Superettan side, Vasteras SK against former Champions AIK Solna in their first pre-season friendly on Saturday at the Rasunda Stadium.

Caulker, who moved on loan to Vasteras SK from FC Kallon, will be keeping the post against two of his countrymen and former local club teammates, Mohamed Poborsky Bangura and Ibrahim Tetteh Bangura.

According to VSK official, Hans Johansson, the club is expected to do well with the Sierra Leonean keeper with an option to buy him on a permanent deal.

The skillful acrobatic goalkeeper who was sent on trials by local club FC Kallon is now an option for VSK and the shot stopper hopes to make his loan move permanent.

"It's good for me to be here. The club has great players, but it is different from Africa. I'm trying to learn from the coaches.

"Physically they are fit, yes. And it's wonderful. I like the way they play. It is very, very good," said Caulker.

The goalkeeper started making an impression on the international level after his debut in 2007 at the age of 18 against Mali, and it was an outstanding debut for the young keeper.

Now being Leone Stars' first choice, he was part of Sierra Leone's recent shocking result in Cairo after holding the African Champions to a one all draw before hosting South Africa in Freetown. Caulker again proved he was ready for the big European league.

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