Glay Signs in South Africa
By Wleh Bedell
Uncompromising defender Kohn Dirkir Glay has moved from Kenya to sign with South African Premier Soccer League club Mpumalanga Black Aces. Nicknamed "the tractor" for his fierce tackling and aggression, the one capped Liberian international joined the club from Kenyan giants Gor Mahia after leaving on mutual agreement.
The former Watanga gritty stopper left Liberia in 2011 through the instrumentality of the Liberia Football Players Association (LIFOPA) to join Thika United also of Kenya and after a couple of seasons there along with his countryman Freeman Mulbah who also joined the club thru LIFOPA, Glay moved to accomplished club Gor Mahia and after a season, has landed in South Africa with the 1937 club that are coached by the experienced Muhsin Etugral.
Dirkir joins fellow compatriot Kpah Sean Sherman on the team who was recently signed after a virtuoso performance in Tanzania where he last played.
Each club in South Africa is allowed to register five non South Africans and with the club nicknamed the Zionists having the Liberian import Kpah Sherman, Congolese Limbikani Mzava and Collins Mbesuma and Kwabemi Adusei of Zambia and Ghana respectively, Dirkir "the tractor" Glay will now fill the fifth foreign player slot as the club aim to improve on their tenth placed finish last season.
Dirkir is expected to partner with defense pillar Teah Dennis, Jr. for this Saturday, September 5, 2015 crunch duel with Tunisia's Carthage Eagles at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.