Partick Thistle issue statement regarding Coulibaly
Souleymane Coulibaly has been on a mission to resurrect his career since his infamous departure from Al Ahly in 2017, and it appears that he feels his best bet is in Scottish football where he made his name with Kilmarnock prior to joining the Egyptian giants.
Having agreed a deal with Glasgow based Partick Thistle, there were reports that his move would in jeopardy due to his contractual dispute with FIFA and Al Ahly. As a result, Partick Thistle have released a statement on the situation:
Amid much uninformed speculation, the Club would like to clarify the current situation with regards the signing of Souleymane Coulibaly. The Club is, and always has been, fully aware of Souleymane’s situation. There was no naivety about the complications that would be involved in gaining clearance for him to play for Partick Thistle.
Before international clearance could be sought, it was a requirement for the Club to sign the player. That essential step began the process, in conjunction with the Scottish and Egyptian FAs, of gaining clearance for Souleymane to play for the Club. There is no cost to Partick Thistle associated with having taken this step.
The Club remains determined to do everything they can to ensure Souleymane is fully registered and available to play as soon as possible.
Should Coulibaly return to play for the club in the same form he was in with Al Ahly, he would be a useful addition for Partick Thistle who currently reside in 7th place in the 10 team Scottish Championship as they look to get promoted to the top flight to play alongside city rivals Celtic and Rangers.
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