Sowe secures Bulgaria loan

Gambia striker Ali Sowe has left Chievo Verona to join Bulgarian giants CSKA Sofia on a season-long loan.

The 24-year-old, whose contract with the parent Italian club ends at the end of the season, secured the move on deadline day in Bulgaria

Sowe, who scooped the golden boot prize last season in the Albanian Superliga, was mooted for a spell in Turkey with Trabzonspor who failed to agree terms with Chievo.

“I am happy that I am already part of the biggest club in Bulgaria. I scored 28 goals last season and I am extremely motivated to continue my good performance with PFC CSKA Sofia. The competition here is great and I will train hard and fight for my place,” the former Gamtel FC striker said after joining the country’s record champions.

CSKA Sofia are currently second on the Bulgarian top-tier with 16 points after seven outings.

Sowe will be the second Gambian to be currently plying their trade in the southeastern European country after compatriot Alasana Manneh, currently on the books of SFC Etar Veliko Tarnovo on loan from FC Barcelona.