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Sierra Leone international Kallon set to leave China

By Mohammed Fajah Barrie
BBC Sport, Freetown.

Mohammed Kallon
Kallon has confirmed he will quit Chinese club Shaanxi Chanba

Sierra Leone star striker Mohammed Kallon is set to quit Chinese Super League club Shaanxi Chanba.

Kallon's 10-month contract with the Xian based team ends on 31 December and he says he will not renew it.

According to the 31-year-old he wants to spend more time with his family who live in the United States.

"Shaanxi want to renew my contract but I want be near my daughter who is in school in the USA," Kallon told BBC Sport.

"My daughter is in school in the US because there are no English speaking schools in Xian and I'm not happy about that," Kallon continued.

The former Inter Milan and Monaco striker played 19 times for the side in the season that ended in November and was the club's highest goal scorer with six goals.

The much-travelled Kallon, who has played for 16 teams in Africa, Europe and Asia, says he has already received several offers.

"I've had offers from clubs in other Asian countries, Europe and the USA and my decision will be based on what's best for my family."

"I will take my time and make my final decision in January," Kallon stated.

Kallon, who has over 30 caps for Leone Stars since he made his international debut 15 years ago, has been left out of Sierra Leone's two last qualifiers for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.



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Kallon joins China's Shaanxi
02 Mar 10 |  African
Mohamed Kallon returns
05 Jun 03 |  African
Kallon offers hope
02 Jul 09 |  African
Kallon confirms Derby approach
10 Jul 07 |  African
Kallon keen on Arsenal
01 Jun 04 |  African


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