Karela United have signed Sierra Leone international striker Donald Wellington aka Koboh Koboh from Ports Authority FC.
The Ghana Premier League first-timers spotted Wellington at the Wafu Cup of Nations in Cape Coast with the local Leone Stars.
Karela, on Monday, have announced successfully completing Wellington’s paperwork and committed him to a two-year contract.
Wellington, 25, has been in the camp of Karela for close to two months and even featured for the side in the just ended Ghalca G8 pre-season Tournament where he excelled.
Donald Wellington is an experienced international, having passed through all the Sierra Leone national team ranks – Under-17, Under-20, the Olympic team and the senior side, Leone Stars.
He has also featured for two of Sierra Leone’s biggest clubs Ports Authority and East End Lions as well as stints with IFK Varnamo (Sweden) and Al Shabab Ghazieh (Lebanon).
Sierra leonean Donald Wellington has signed 2- year contract with Karela United !! Welcome Striker !!! pic.twitter.com/aWCAsJafmu
— Karela United Fc (@Karelafc) January 22, 2018
Who’s is Donald Wellington?
At 18, Wellington made his national team debut when Sierra Leone hosted and defeated Niger 1-0 in a 2012 Nations Cup qualifier in Freetown. The goal poacher then underwent a two-week trial stint at Norwegian giants Stabæk FC after scoring a combined 19 goals in back-to-back season in the Sierra Leone Premier League for Ports Authority FC. He had won the highest goal scorer of the 2009/10 league with 13 of those goals.
Wellington failed to land a deal with Stabæk that summer 2011 but ended up at Sweden’s IFK Värnamo, a side which at the time also had Ghanaian defender Seidu Diawudeen in their fold. After that very season, the striker returned home to Ports Authority and played for one year before jumping on another offer from Lebanese side Shabab Al-Ghazieh for the 2012/13 season.
Wellington was back to local football in Sierra Leone again during the 2013/14 season but this time joined rival club East End Lions. During his time with Lions, he earned several national team call-ups and was part of the coach Sellas Tetteh team which pitched camp in Accra in preparations to face Ivory Coast in a 2017 Afcon qualifier two years ago. Last year, he participated in the Wafu Cup of Nations Tournament hosted by Ghana as a player of Ports Authority (in his third stint).