Omar Koroma

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Omar Koroma is a Gambian striker who was born on 22nd October 1989 in Banjul, Gambia. Koroma joined Watford in 2007, but left the club after encountering issues obtaining a work-permit. He had a spell on trial with Southampton during 2007/08, but was once again unable to secure a contract. Koroma then had a short stay back in Gambia with local side Banjul Hawks. He signed a two year deal with Portsmouth in August 2008. Pompey boss Harry Redknapp stated his belief that Koroma could well go on to have a big future at Fratton Park. He joined Championship side Norwich City on loan immediately after signing with Portsmouth. Koroma played 6 times for the Canaries, including a 2-0 defeat against Southampton at St Marys. He lost his place in the Norwich team, before returning to Hampshire following a bad ankle injury, which would severely hamper his development. He was released by Pompey in 2010. Koroma had won his first International cap for Gambia against Liberia back in September 2008.

Koroma trained at Brondby in Denmark and had unsuccessful trials at other professional clubs before joining Forest Green Rovers in 2012. He was sent off on his debut in a Conference Premier clash with Kidderminster. Koroma played 23 times for Rovers before being released by mutual consent in January 2014. The former Portsmouth man spent part of 2014/15 with Dulwich Hamlet, before moving the Icelandic side Throttur Reykjavik the following campaign.