Defender Radanfah Abu Bakr has signed a four-month deal with Bmobile Joe Public.
The 23 year-old Trinidad and Tobago international ended a short stint with Coca-Cola Championship side Swansea City on 1st January after joining the English club in August.
Bakr who was a trialist with Major League Soccer club Philadelphia Union earlier this month is hoping to return to England in August hence signing the short-term contract with the defending Digicel Pro League champions.
A delighted Joe Public head coach Derek King confirmed signing the former Caledonia AIA player this week.
“It’s great for us,” said head coach Derek King with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship, CONCACAF Champions’ League and domestic season on the agenda.
King, delighted to have the T&T international for the upcoming months added, “If we want to go forward in the Champions League and also play for our domestic league title, then players like Abu Bakr will deepen our roster with players like Charles Pollard, Carlyle Mitchell and a couple younger guys who are coming through our youth teams.”
“He has signed for four months, and has already fitted himself well in the team. He also has a good level of fitness after being on trial in the US at the beginning of this month.”
Abu Bakr started training with the Lions this week, after the club returned to Trinidad following an impressive run in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship preliminary round Group C in St. Vincent.
Joe Public, two-time regional club champions, had wins over Suriname’s Leo Victor (4-3), St Vincent and The Grenadines’ Avenues United (6-0) and Bermuda’s Devonshire Cougars(8-2) to top its first round series at Victoria Park, Kingstown, St Vincent.
Joe Public’s involvement in the CFU Club Championship, and most likely the CONCACAF Champions’ League may have lured Bakr to choosing the Lions over his former local club Caledonia AIA.