Allen Njie Close to Try-out in Austria, LISCR Confirms

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Midfielder Njie won the MVP Award in the WAFU U20 tournament hosted in Liberia.

LISCR FC have confirmed that midfielder Allen Njie has received his Austrian visa to travel to the European country where he will undergo a tryout.

Austria, a German-speaking country, is located in central Europe.

LISCR on August 14, 2018, announced that the 19-year-old Liberian midfielder was given a green light to undergo try-out with Austrian second division club Floridsdorfer AC. Njie traveled to Ghana earlier this month to obtain his Austrian visa.

In a recent post on their official Facebook page, LISCR announced, “we can confirm that Allen Njie has been issued the Austrian Visa in Ghana, and will return home on Friday, August 31.” According to the post, Njie will return to the country and later depart for Austria after Lonestar’s African Cup of Nations 2019 qualifiers match against DR Congo on September 9, 2018.

Floridsdorfer AC will cover the flight cost to Austria, accommodation, and provide other necessary cost during his stay there.

The Floridsdorfer Athletics Sports Club (previously known as FAC Team für Wien) is a football club from the 21st Viennese district of Floridsdorf, and are currently playing in the Austrian Football Second League.

The Austrian Football Second League (German): 2. Liga) is the second highest professional division in Austrian football. It was formerly called the First League (Erste Liga) from 2002–2018.

The division currently contains 16 teams, and the champion of the league is promoted to the Austrian Bundesliga. The three last placed teams are directly relegated from the Second League into the regional leagues.

Njie was instrumental in LISCR’s double championship triumph in the Liberia Football Association (LFA) first division National League last season and also helped the national U20 team finished as runners-up in the WAFU U20 held in Liberia.

He was named Man of the Match against Mali, and eventually won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in the tournament.

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