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FC Inter signs Abdoulie Mansally

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FC Inter announced today that they have signed full back Abdoulie Mansally on a 1 year deal.

The 29-year old Gambian Mansally played in PS Kemi last season. The left full back has also represented his national team Gambia in 16 matches.

Before Finland, “Kenny” Mansally played nearly 150 matches in the North American MLS league with New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo. Inter head coach Fabrizio Piccareta was very pleased with the new signing as he was his first choice for the left side.

“Kenny is the final piece in our puzzle. I am very happy to get him here as he was my first choice to his position at the end of the season. He is a powerful players who can work defensively and offensively with the same efficiency. He really impressed me in the Veikkausliiga last season with PS Kemi where he scored 6 goals as a full back.” said Piccareta.

According to Inter´s technical director Vesa Mäki, the team is now finished with new signings.

“The team for 2018 is now done. We started to build this team already in last August and now the final piece is in its place. We now have 26 contracted players from which 9 are still junior-age. From them, Aati Marttinen has been loaned out to FC Haka (Ykkönen) and Niko Markkula is still out injured for a long time so currently we have 22 on-field players and 2 goalkeeper training.” Said Mäki.

He continues.. “This seasons´Inter is younger, more domestic and more balanced compared to last season. The new players have brought in more speed, game understanding and skill into the team. When we can make the team communicate well with each other and stay fresh so we can expect a good season. ”

The next match for FC Inter will be this Friday when they meet their city rivals TPS in a Finnish Cup derby match.

Incoming players:
Joona Järvistö (born. 1996, KaaPo)
Daniel Kamy Ntankeu (b. 1996, FK Dečić)
Arttu Kotanen (b. 2000, PEPO)
Mikko Kuningas (b. 1997, FC Lahti)
Abdoulie Mansally (b. 1989, PS Kemi)
Yoonis Muse (b. 2000, FC Inter junioris)
Niilo Mäenpää (b. 1998, FC Haka)
Teemu Penninkangas (b. 1992, Ilves)
Ivan Sesar (b. 1989, Juventus Bukarest)
Lassi Viholainen (b. 1999, FC Inter juniors)
Wille Öhman (b. 2000, TPS juniors)

Outgoing players:
Julien Faubert, Guy Gnabouyou, Alan Henrique, Petros Kanakoudis, Macoumba Kandji, Kalle Kauppi, Henri Lehtonen, Kosta Manev, Kevin Mombilo, Philip Njoku, Elias Untamala

Story in Finnish on FC Inter website – Click here.
Abdoulie Mansally player card on Soccerway – Click here.

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