Orange 2nd Division side Jubilee FC goalkeeper, Edwin Awalayah Kolleh has officially hanged up his gloves at age 31.
Kolleh recently announced his retirement at the end of the 2020-21 LFA Orange 2nd Division league outlining his focus on another professional career after two years with the Old Road based second league side.
In a communication sent to the club adjourning his time with them and football, Kolleh said it’s about time that he call time on football as he is now focusing on another professional career.
“I want to inform your [Club’s president] honorable office that because of my professional career, I have decided to quit [resign] from professional football as a goalkeeper.” The goalie said.
“I also want to use this medium to thank our CEO Bishop Klayee and hardworking [club] president Mr. Nimene; the coaches and all technical staff of this great club [Jubilee] for affording me the opportunity to increase my talents for the last two years.” He further said in the communication.
The 31-year-old goalie featured in 27 matches across all competitions during his memorable two years spell with the Church boys between 2019 and 2021.
Kolleh graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the African Methodist Episcopal University last year and currently works at the Afriland First Bank.
Born in Grand Bassa County on June 12, 1990, the 31-year-old retiree started his footballing career at a tender age as a goal guardian for his school and later moved on to other local community teams starring for ETM FC, Victor FC and Kilo FC in Grand Bassa.
Kolleh made some good names for himself with other championship clubs in the capital including Kidinja Sports Association FC, and FC Swankam.
He last played for Swankam football club in Gaye Town and won the ELWA Sub-committee championship with them in 2019.
His impressive performance for Swankam FC in the Montserrado 3rd Division play-offs in 2019 earned him a space with Jubilee.
Though he did not reach the peak of Liberian football to play at the top flight level or the national team which is the dream of almost every player, however, he grabbed some illustrious honors during his playing days.
The outgoing Jubilee shot stopper bagged Best goalkeeper title on five occasions throughout his career. He was named best goalkeeper in the 2016 Governor’s Cup tournament with Afriland First Bank where he now works.
He was also awarded the Best goalkeeper back-to-back in the Gayetown Community Block league between 2017-2019.
The 5 feet and 9 inch tall goalkeeper also won ‘Player of the season’ with Kilo FC in 2013 and Player of the Year with Victor FC in 2014.
At club level, he won the ELWA Sub-committee 2018-2019 championship title with FC Swankam and Grand Bassa Sub-association 2013-14 third division crown with Kilo FC.