Hamza Barry

Gambia international midfielder Hamza Barry said he is working to get back his sharpness.

Hamza who was out for 21 months due to a knee ligament injury has featured in LA Galaxy II matches against Indy Eleven & Phoenix Rising in the USL championship as he gradually gets to his best.

Described by fans as a Combative midfielder because of his versatility which sees him playing in three different roles namely as number 8, 10, and a box-to-box midfielder, Hamza is considered a creative force good with the ball and can score as well.

“It always feels good to be back playing after a long injury layoff. Working on getting back to full fitness, and getting back to my rhythm again.” Hamza told Alkamba Times Sports. 

The Gambia will know her opponents when the AFCON 2023 qualifiers draw is done on the 19th of April. The scorpion’s coach Tom Saintfieit whose charges are in pot 3 was quick to welcome back the new La Galaxy midfielder to the folder after an injury nightmare.

” I have been always in touch with Hamza for the last two years. The last year and a half weren’t good for him, because of injury. We missed him. He showed us his importance against Angola and DRC Congo. We were hoping he would be ready before AFCON2021, he would have been a very good addition to the quality players we have and maybe we would have reached a little bit further, but sadly enough he wasn’t ready, Coach Tom Said adding:

” I am very happy that he is playing, most important is that he stays healthy and that he is fit to play 90 minutes, he will only improve his level. Our first games are in June, we are looking forward to welcoming him again to our squad because he can help with his quality and experience in the development of this team and the quest to qualify for AFCON2023.”

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