Sallieu Bundu

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Sallieu Bundu
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Personal information
Full name Sallieu Bundu
Date of birth (1984-01-01) January 1, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Bo, Sierra Leone
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
VSI Tampa Bay FC
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Cleveland City Stars 19 (8)
2009–2011 Carolina RailHawks 30 (10)
2011 Charlotte Eagles (loan) 22 (7)
2012 Charleston Battery 16 (1)
2012 Ravan Baku (loan) 3 (1)
2013– VSI Tampa Bay FC 16 (2)
National team
2008 Sierra Leone 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 6, 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 28, 2011

Sallieu Bundu (born January 1, 1984 in Bo) nicknamed Teacher, is a Sierra Leonean footballer who currently plays for VSI Tampa Bay FC in the USL Pro.

Early life[edit]

Bundu, who is commonly known by his nickname Teacher, grew up in his hometown of Bo, the second largest city in Sierra Leone. He attended the Bo School, one of the best secondary schools in Sierra Leone. At the age of 15, Bundu fled on foot with his mother and siblings to Guinea to escape the civil war in his home country; his father was murdered by rebels. After five years of living in Guinea, Bundu's brother won a US immigrant visa in the Green Card Lottery, allowing the family to settle in the United States.[1]

Career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Bundu settled in Twinsburg, Ohio, and on April 10, 2008, signed with the Cleveland City Stars after impressing head coach Martin Rennie in a trial.[2] He was a revelation in his first season with the team, netting 8 goals in 19 appearances, and on August 23, 2008 scored the winning goal for Cleveland in the USL Second Division championship game. Sallieu Bundu has walked on the way to sign a contract with Carolina RailHawks FC.[3]

Carolina loaned Bundu to Charlotte Eagles of the USL Pro league for the 2011 season.[4]

Bundu went on loan to Ravan Baku of the Azerbaijan Premier League at the start of the 2012-2013 season.[5] Bundu made three appearances for Ravan, scoring once.[6]

Bundu signed with USL Pro club Charleston Battery on March 20, 2012.[7]

International[edit]

Bundu has recently been called up to the Sierra Leone national team.

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