Former Al Ahly striker Souleymane Coulibaly has joined Scottish side Partick Thistle on a one-year deal.
The 23-year-old joins Partick Thistle one year after fleeing Egypt just four months into his three-and-a-half year contract with Al Ahly last year, saying he feared his life.
Following his absconding, Al Ahly reported the Ivorian to Fifa who then ordered him to pay a fine of $1.4 million.
The completion of his move is however subject to international clearance, according to Partick Thistle.
”Partick Thistle can today confirm the signing of 23-year-old attacker, Souleymane Coulibaly on a one-year deal, subject to international clearance,” confirmed Partick Thistle on their official website.
“The Ivorian striker comes to Maryhill on a one-year deal having left Egyptian side, Al Ahly last year. Souleymane is best known for his spell in Scotland with Kilmarnock as he became a fans’ favourite at Rugby Park…”
Coulibaly joined Tottenhamn in 2011 after scoring nine goals for Ivory Coast at the Fifa Under-17 World Cup that year to claim the golden boot.
He could however not make an impact at the Premier League side resulting in a loan spell in Serie B and subsequently a permanent move to Bari.