Lansdowne Bhoys midfielder Ibrahim Diaby in his days with Martin Luther King high school. MSG Varsity Images
Former Shamrock SC midfielder Ibrahim Diaby transferred to his old side’s Irish rivals Lansdowne Bhoys during the winter break. Lansdowne and Shamrock sit in first and second place in the table respectively—the Rocks have a game in hand.
Diaby is grateful of the opportunity he had to compete for both of the prominent Irish based clubs.
“I'm fortunate enough [I got] to play for both the Shamrocks and [now play for] Lansdowne Bhoys,” he said.
The 24-year-old netted in his debut game for the Bhoys which was a 3-1 victory over Polonia Gwardia NY last Saturday as he blasted a 20-yard shot in the net.
The midfielder was Shamrock’s third topscorer in the first half of the season with five goals. Diaby mentioned that Shamrock helped him strengthen his game.
“My time with Shamrocks has been a good experience and they have helped me to improve some aspects of my game,” the former NY Cosmos player said.
Lansdowne's Ibrahim Diaby playing for his former club Shamrock SC. NY Shamrocks Images
He later added: “I wish the Shamrocks all the best. This is part of the beautiful game of soccer, you meet your ways and some time you part your ways.”
Diaby looks to improve his game further at his new club.
“Now I'm on a new path, to better my game, work harder and push my limits because after all I'm striving for success,” the Guinean said.
“I'm excited to be part of Lansdowne Bhoys organization. They have a great team, hopefully I'll be a great addition to the team in helping them win and achieve great things. Honestly I can see now why they have won the league the past three years in a row.
"I look forward in accomplishing great things with Lansdowne Bhoys this season. May the best team win the league.”