The Exiles sign striker Souleymane Coulibaly on loan from Peterborough United FC, ahead of the loan window deadline.

Newport County AFC are pleased to announce the loan signing of striker Souleymane Coulibaly, who joins the Club on loan for the remainder of our Sky Bet League Two campaign. 

The pacey striker joins from Sky Bet League One side Peterborough United, where he has featured in thirty-two games this season.  He has scored six goals during their 2015/16 campaign, with his last goal coming against Oldham Athletic on 23rd February 2016.

The Ivory Coast U20 International, who made the switch to London Road from Tottenham Hotspur last summer, has been allocated shirt number 9 and trained with the squad earlier today.

Unfortunately following confirmation that the FIFA Offices closed at 11am GMT on Thursday morning, it is unlikely the Club will be able to gain International Clearance for the Player until Tuesday 29th March 2016 at the earliest. Both The FA and FAW are assisting us in trying to contact FIFA out of hours, the club will be disappointed if Souleymane is unable to feature in our Easter games due to the holiday season in Switzerland.

Manager Warren Feeney commented, “It’s very frustrating, as today is a working day for everyone. It will be disappointing after doing the hard graft to get the player signed that he is likely to miss the first two games.”

Despite the setback with international clearance, Manager Warren Feeney expressed his delight at securing the loan signing of Coulibaly, as the team focuses on getting over the line in our bid of achieving safety this season.  

“Souleymane comes highly recommended and I have managed to see him in action myself.”

“He is a sharp player and I believe that he is going to be a goal threat for us between now and the end of the season.  He is lively going forward and has two fantastic feet.  I think it’s a very good bit of business for us.”

“I would like to thank the Board who have supported me greatly throughout the season, the office staff and especially Anthony Redwood (Chief Operating Officer), who has helped me get this deal over the line.”