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Holland College grad Ibra Sanoh signs with Halifax Wanderers

Charlottetown resident Ibra Sanoh has landed a pro opportunity to play soccer with the Halifax Wanderers. HFX Wanderers FC photo
Charlottetown resident Ibra Sanoh has landed a pro opportunity to play soccer with the Halifax Wanderers. HFX Wanderers FC photo - Contributed
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Former Holland College Hurricane Ibra Sanoh has signed with the Halifax Wanderers of the Canadian Premier Soccer League (CPL).
The six-foot-two striker from Conakry, Guinea, dominated the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association. The 25-year-old Charlottetown resident scored 101 goals in 70 games with the Hurricanes. He was named the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association player of the year four times and earned the Canadian award in 2017, his final season, when he scored 31 times in 14 games.
“It’s a dream come true because it was always my dream to play professional soccer,” Sanoh said for a story on the Wanderers website.
Sanoh starred in a 2018 exhibition match for Stephen Hart’s Atlantic Selects against German under-21 side Fortuna Düsseldorf, before the CPL had even started.
“I scored the goal to equalize in the match. We were losing 1-0, so that feeling with the crowd was really something,” Sanoh recalled.
Wanderers vice-president of football operations Matt Fegan said they have been talking to him since the game as the team waited for Sanoh to get his Canadian permanent residency.
He will be a domestic player for the Wanderers.
“He offers us a different option in the squad because unlike Akeem Garcia, he’s a bigger player who is a bit more of a target player that we will able to play through and he’s also a proven goal-scorer and we all know we lacked goals last year,” said Fegan.
Holland College head coach Jonathan Vos is happy to see Sanoh earn a pro opportunity.
“He is very exciting to watch and the biggest thing about his goals record is his consistency,” he said. “It was not a matter of just scoring against weaker teams, so he will have something to contribute.”

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