SoccerViza is proud to officially announce today that Liberian-American center back Kelvin Sarkorh has been offered a two week trial by Icelandic Club, Þór Akureyri for a chance at earning a contract.
Sakrkorh, is originally from Liberia, moving to North Carolina when he was 12 years old with his family. Following the normal U.S. youth soccer route of local club and high school soccer, Sakrkorh later attended Louisburg Community College for two years before being transferred to UNC Pembroke, where he finished college soccer career.
“We are so happy for Kelvin and I am looking forward to hearing how he does while on trial with my old club in Iceland,” said SoccerViza Director Joe Funicello. “Kelvin is the type of defender who wins his individual on-field battles, who will organize your back line and holds the type of presence you need in a physical league like Iceland. If all goes well, he will be working with a very experienced former player and now the teams head coach in Lárus Orri Sigurðsson, who he can certainly learn from.”
Sakrkorh attended SoccerViza's October 16-17 Men's Pro ID Camp in Richmond, VA where he was identified by SoccerViza's scouting staff and invited to the November East Coast Player Showcase, and was part of a 90 player attendee list of undiscovered free agent players.
“I am really excited for this opportunity because it is so rare for someone like to break into the industry,” said Sakrkorh. “SoccerViza has had some unbelievable players come through their scouting system. The honesty, the level and education you receive at a SoccerViza event is just different than any other organization out there.”
Sakrkorh will travel to Iceland on January 16 and participate in club training sessions and three games during his trial.
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