Christopher Jackson Completes Free Transfer to FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk

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Former LISCR striker Christopher Jackson walks towards team bus during the team's recent visit to Sierra Leone (Photo credit: T. Kla Wesley)

Former LISCR FC striker Christopher Jackson has joined Belarusian club FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk on a free transfer deal.

His former club LISCR FC confirmed the deal on Monday via their official Facebook page following the completion of the deal.

Jackson was sent by LISCR on a tryout in January after the two teams agreed for the striker to undergo a 10-day evaluation in Belarus before traveling with the club outside the country for a two-week preseason camp where his fate was decided by the club based on his performances.

“We’ve agreed on a deal with Belarusian top-flight club, FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk, for a free transfer of Christopher Jackson. The agreement is subject to medical and agreeing personal terms,” LISCR posted on their official page.

The signing of the deal comes a week after FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk ended their pre-season camp in Cyprus. Following his arrival to Belarus in January, the 21-year-old later traveled with his new club after he was named to a 23-man squad for the pre-season camp.

Following the disclosure of the deal, there were many concerns raised over the club’s decision to give the player out on a free deal. In response to the concerns, the club said they want the 21-year-old to develop in his career and gain outside experience. “LISCR will only benefit if he’s sold within the next three years. If he’s not sold in the next three years, it means LISCR have nothing to benefit from him.”

According to LISCR FC, though the 21-year-old still has a three-year contract with the team, they decided to agree to a free deal with the Belarusian top-flight club in the interest of the player.

Jackson is among three players that were sent out on loan and tryouts. Former teammate Trokon Myers is currently undergoing tryout with Cameroon’s Union Douala, while forward Terrance Tisdell was sent to Mozambican side, Costa do Sol, on a two-year loan deal.

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