Hamza debuts after visa incident

By Sulayman Bah

Gambia international Hamza Barry made his debut for the firstHamza Barry time since his visa issue.

Barry climbed for forty-six minutes as Valletta romped 9th-placed Qormi 4-0. Goals from Elford-Alliyu, Alex Terra, Azzopardi and Montebello did the damage.

The 20-year-old will hope to rake in the minutes like his first season, after rejoining his team-mates last week on the back of a visa problem in Tunisia.

The 20-year-old traveled to Tunis after ex- African champions Esperance de Tunis invited him on a try-out.

He impressed the club gaffer but wasn’t signed to a deal after the player’s representatives and Esperance failed to reach an agreement over a transfer fee.

The disagreement reeled in few days after Valletta denied Hamza, a Nusrat graduate, move to Laliga Getafe who voiced interest to sign the Gambian on a season-long loan.

However, the ex-Gambia Ports Authority starlet is now back at Valletta albeit lacking fitness, his return hands the Malta premier league champions a needed bolstering who’d struggled in the start of the season.