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Celtic new boy Bangura: 'I might start a Celtic supports club in Sierra Leone'

Mohamed Bangura feels he may have to start a Celtic supporters club in his home country of Sierra Leone.

The 22-year old striker only joined the Glasgow giants from Swedish club AIK Stockholm in the summer and is already being hounded for Celtic shirts from people back home.

Bangura is well aware that football in Sierra Leone is not as healthy as it possibly could be and feels like he is representing the entire nation when he dons the green and white hoops.

"Sierra Leone is a poor country but everyone likes football," Bangura said.

"Maybe I will start a Celtic supporters club. Since I have come here everyone I know has been asking for the Celtic jersey. It's not easy for players from my country. When you look at the FIFA rankings Sierra Leone is way down.

"We are maybe in 92nd position and that makes it difficult to get a move to clubs in Scotland or England.

"But we just played an international game against Egypt and won 2-1."

But Bangura is confident that Sierra Leone is now on the march and made special mention of former Inter Milan and Monaco star Mohamed Kallon.

"Believe me, we can maybe reach 75th position now and maybe that will help other players from my country to play in Scotland or England," he added.

"We have had top players come out of Sierra Leone like Mohamed Kallon who is a legend in my country.

"He played for Inter Milan and I played for the club in Sierra Leone which he sponsored.

"He had so much talent as a player and was someone I looked up to."

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Andrew Slevison
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