Canadian-Liberian Hanson Boakai moves to Hajduk Split football club in Croatia
By Staff Reporter
Canadian-Liberian Hanson Boakai moves to Hajduk Split football club in Croatia. Where Mass Sarr Jr. and Anthony Tokpah used to play.
Midfielder Hanson Boakai was once thought to be the highest-rated prospect in the Canadian program.
Boakai helped get Canada to the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup and then signed his first pro contract later that year with FC Edmonton, his hometown team.
Now out of contract, Boakai is strongly linked to a move to Croatia to join up with the Hajduk Split reserve side with an option of joining the first team.
He’s still just 19-years-old but has much to learn about the professional game. FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller has said publicly in the past that Boakai needs to mature if he wants to be a top professional.
He possesses a lot of talent and speed but he’s about to enter a much different world where he’ll be in a new environment with a new language and it will be a test of whether or not he has the fortitude to live up to some very lofty expectations placed on him.