Former Spurs forward flees club after being ‘held hostage’

Fleeing Egypt

Former Spurs striker Souleymane Coulibaly has fled Egypt after leaving current club Ah Ahly.

The 22-year-old said that his situation at the club became unbearable, having been denied religious and political freedom while at the club.

Coulibaly, who gained notoriety in 2011 after scoring 9 goals in four matches at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, has released a statement to his fans on Twitter, claiming that he doesn’t care if he is banned by FIFA because of his latest move.

Although Spurs won the batter for his signature in 2011, Coulibaly failed to make a single appearance for their first team before leaving the club permanently in 2014.

“Treated me like a slave”

Coulibaly was signed by Al Ahly in January after a brief spell with Scottish side Kilmarnock.

“My passport was held hostage,” The Ivorian said.

“I was forced to bow down and pray every time I scored.”

See the statement full from the player below.

Coulibaly statement

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