Atlanta, GA (May 15th, 2018) – The Atlanta Silverbacks Football Club has signed forward Karsimi Konneh for the 2018 NPSL season. Konneh is 21 years old and from Monrovia, Liberia. Before lacing up for the Silverbacks, he played for Nimba United FC of the Liberian Premier League.
Since joining Atlanta, Karsimi incurred a groin injury that sidelined him for two months. “I sustained it during practice. We were doing some finishing drills at the practice grounds.” In the time since, Konneh has spent plenty of time with the team’s medical staff and at A+ Sports Performance Center. “I have been proceeding with the rehabilitation at A+ with some great coaches, Coach Murphy and Coach Cedric. My respectful thanks goes out to them.”
Head coach Roberto Neves has been looking beyond the groin injury, as Karsimi is gaining back match fitness. “After being out for multiple months, Karsimi has worked really hard to get match fit. I hope he is going to score plenty of goals for us.”
“I told him ‘Trust in God, believe in yourself, and word hard’. he’s doing that.”
For GM Phoday Dolleh, it is always a welcome sight to see Liberians on the ‘Backs roster. Impact players like Abraham Lansana and Keka have proven Liberia to be a fruitful place for the Silverbacks. “A newcomer from Liberia, Karsimi is a dynamic striker that can also play wide.” Like Coach Neves, Dolleh echoed the hard work Konneh has put in the recover from his groin injury. “Since his injury, the medical staff has been working hard to help him be ready for this season.”
“I am so glad to be on this team, the Silverbacks are a great club,” Karsimi noted. Like most players, he mentioned that the long preseason process should prove fruitful for the NPSL season. “We had a good preseason with no losses: 6 wins and 3 draws.”
“I think it’s a good sign of things to come.”
The ‘Backs kick off that NPSL season Wednesday night in Knoxville as they take on Emerald Force SC at 7:00 PM. Atlanta then travels to face Asheville City SC Saturday night before returning home. The ‘Backs host Asheville City SC on Saturday, May 26th at 7:00 PM. Secure your tickets to the home opener by getting single match tickets or season ticket packages today!