Liberia international Dulee Johnson has signed for a Swedish second-tier side and the contract requires a two-year treatment for the midfielder's alcohol troubles.
Touted as one of the most decorated Liberians in Europe, Johnson has had brushes with the law over the years and that has resulted in the termination of his contract with over four different teams.
Speaking to Goal.com from Sweden after he was unveiled at a press conference, the 28-year-old said he has turned on a new leaf after realising he had issues.
“Trust me, I have changed. Things have changed and I have learned a lot from previous experiences. It is going to be a new beginning and I won’t disappoint any more,” Johnson told Goal.com.
Johnson has featured 12 times in the Lone Star jersey and has won the Swedish league and Cup with AIK, and the Toto Cup with Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel. He has also had spells with teams in Greece, Netherlands and South Africa, but had to be shown the exit due to his problems with alcohol.
At the press conference on Friday, he said: “Previously I have lied to myself that I didn't have a problem. It has caused problems in the other clubs I have played in but now I've decided to get the help I need.”
“Dulee himself has realised he has a problem but he has been able to deliver on the pitch,” IK Brage chairman Tommy Andersson told the media after unveiling his new signing.
“We have signed a contract between IK Brage, Nudax Rehab and Dulee... a three-sided deal for treatment over two years.”