Zimbabwean born Lucky Mkosana has secured a move to Europe from the USA after signing for Finnish league champions IFK Mariehamn.
Mkosana recently won the North American Soccer League (NASL) with US side New York Cosmos which he joined in 2014.
FK Mariehamn is a island club based in Mariehamn, capital of the Åland Islands and clinched their first top flight title in October. They will play in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League next season.
Mkosana took to his Instagram to register his delight after securing his move:
“Honored to join such a historic club @ifkmariehamns and thanks to the management for giving me this opportunity and believing in me. To everyone who has helped and supported me throughout this process, I’m forever grateful and can’t thank you enough for all your tremendous efforts,”
Born in Bulawayo Mkosana (29) is a beneficiary of the Bantu Rovers US scholarships programme and played for Dartmouth College where he earned a bachelor’s degree and graduated in 2012.
His stand put performance saw him selected by Chicago Fire in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, but never signed for the Fire, opting instead to join the Harrisburg City Islanders.
He scored 20 goals and tallied four assists in 41 games for the USL Pro club. In 2013 he joined the Tampa Bay Rowdies before joining Cosmos in 2014.