The B Sarr transfer to Siberia

Last week the Russian Premier League club Yenisey Krasnoyarsk signed the midfielder Babacar Sarr. On Thursday he is to stand trial in Norway, accused of rape. But will Sarr appear in court?

By Lars Johnsen

On 5 February the social media accounts of FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk announced with a bang that the club had signed a new player. A video mixing zebras, African landscapes, random African people dancing, goals scored by the Senegalese national team and action shots from Babacar Sarr’s club career in Norway, set to the tune of Shakira’s 2010 World Cup anthem “Waka Waka (This One’s For Africa)”, was the Siberian club’s welcoming message to its new midfield acquisition.

The club’s official Instagram account posted photos taken at the team’s luxury hotel in Belek, Turkey, where the Yenisey squad is currently away on their mid-winter training camp, of a smiling Babacar Sarr together with the club’s staff holding a Yenisey jersey.

Babacar Sarr posted a video of himself being welcomed by the Russian club’s officials at their Turkish five star accommodation. In the comments section he saluted his agent Jim Solbakken.
“Thanks boss for the hard work,” the player wrote.

Jim Solbakken, clearly proud of securing a move to Russia for his client, uploaded the Yenisey welcome video to his own Inst...

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