Rennie Joins Eto 'o at Antalyaspor
BY Augustus Auggie Audekina-Doe
Liberia’s offensive winger, Amadaiya Rennie will now continue his professional football career at the New Antalya Stadium with Turkish club Antalyaspor.
Antalyaspor confirmed on its official website Tuesday that it made clear with three new players and one of them is the Liberia’s international.
The 26-year-old joins Antalyaspor a permanent two-year contract from AllsvenskanHammarby IF .
The singing of the winger with the Turkish club will see him play alongside Cameroon’s Samuel Eto'o Fils, Jean II Makoun and s a Senegalese professional footballer,LamineDiarra in the SüperLig.
The SüperLig is the top-flight of the Turkish football league system. It is one of the top leagues in the UEFA confederation, and the winner of the competition automatically qualifies for the UEFA Champions’ League group stage.
Antalyaspor is a Turkish professional football club located in the city of Antalya.
The club colors are red and white and they play their home matches at Centennial Arena. Domestically, the club has won the 2 Lig, in 1982 and 1986.
Rennie, following good performances at Mighty Barrolle he was voted most valuable player of the 2007 league season, and also became team captain of the Liberia under-20 national football team.
His ability drew the interest from several clubs, such as A.C. Siena and Portland Timbers.
However following a trial with Allsvenskan club IF Elfsborg, he decided to sign for the Swedish team, spending the 2009 season in the U-21 team before signing to the first-team contract prior to the 2010 season.
On 22 March 2011, the winger was loaned out to Allsvenskan rivals GAIS, following a severe injury to fellow Elfsborg player Mohammed Abdulrahman who was on loan to GAIS.
He signed with the Swedish Superettan club Degerfors IF on 1 July, a contract that was to expire at the end of the 2011 season but had a contract renewal on October 4, 2011 for two more years.
In November 2013 he signed a three-year-long contract with Hammarby IF, leaving Degerfors as a free agent.
In August 2015, Rennie completed a season-long loan deal with Norwegian side Brann, with striker JakobOrlov moving the opposite way.