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Former Al Ahly forward Souleymane Coulibaly released by Partick Thistle

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Ivory Coast’s was released by Scottish side Partick Thistle after spending just one season at the club.

Coulibaly joined Patrick Thistle in August of 2018 and has since made just four appearances and didn’t manage to score or provide any assists.

As a result, the club announced that the Tottenham academy graduate was released by the club along with eight other players in an official statement.

“Partick Thistle can confirm that, in addition to Kris Doolan, Souleymane Coulibaly, Lee Duncanson, Antony Eadie, Niall Keown, Aaron Lennox, Andy McCarthy, Alistair Roy, and Miles Storey will not be offered new contracts by the Club,” the club stated.

“The board of directors and management would like to thank those players who are leaving for their service to Partick Thistle Football Club,” they added.

Coulibaly FIFA

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Back in June 2017, the 24-year-old left Al Ahly without notifying the club and as a result, Al Ahly board filed a complaint against Coulibaly for fleeing Egypt, four months after joining the Reds.

And the FIFA Dispute Settlement Court ruled that Coulibaly has to pay a fine of $1.4 million and if he fails to do so he wouldn’t be allowed to join or sign for any other club.

The Ivorian international then filed an appeal against the ruling, however, the player lost the appeal and  board revealed that they got assurances from FIFA that they don’t have to pay his fine.

Souleymane Coulibaly has made 12 appearances for Al Ahly, scoring six goals as they won the domestic double.

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