Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Battery Sign Forward Salieu Bundu

The Charleston Battery announced they have signed forward Salieu Bundu.  Bundu spent the 2011 season on loan with the Charlotte Eagles from the Carolina Railhawks.

Bundu fled his homeland of Sierre Leone to Guinea on foot when he was 15 after his father had been murdered by rebels. His brother won a lottery for a green card for the US shortly after which allowed him to settle in America.

Bundu started his career in 2008 with the Cleveland City Stars and then joined the Carolina Railhawks in 2009 where he stayed until his loan to the Eagles in 2011.

Bundu has been on trial since the Carolina Challenge Cup where he made an impact for the Battery by drawing the foul that set up the 89th minute penalty that was converted, giving the Battery a 2-2 draw against the Columbus Crew.

The Battery take on Coastal Carolina away tonight but are back at the 'Baud Saturday where they take on the Wilmington Hammerheads.

Best of luck Salieu!

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