English Conference National [fifth tier] side Forest Green Rovers are set to swoop for Gambian international striker Omar Koroma, Gambia Sports Online can reveal.
The 22-year-old bagged a brace for Forest Green Rovers’ Reserves in their 2-1 victory over Crawley Town at the New Lawn.
Trialist Omar Koroma scored two second half goals for Rovers after Lewis John had put last year’s Conference champions ahead with a tremendous strike in a Crawley dominated first half.
Rovers’ line up saw star striker Reece Styche lead the line up front in a side that also featured Luke Graham in a central midfield position. Meanwhile Gambia international Koroma lined up on the left side of Rovers attack.
He joined Portsmouth from Gambian outfit Banjul Hawks in the summer of 2008 and was immediately loaned to Norwich City in the Championship. The following September saw him called up to the Gambia national squad and he won the first of two caps in a World Cup qualifier against Liberia.
Nicknamed ‘OJ,’ he was released by Pompey in 2009 following an ankle injury and has most recently been on trial in Denmark with Brondby without success but he seem to convince Dale Vince [Rovers’ chairman] to hand him a deal after two years without playing active football.
OJ previously worked under Forest Green’s boss David Hockaday at Watford and has also played for Southampton, Norwich and Portsmouth.