Sydney Lokale will join HIFK on loan for the 2020 season. The contract includes an option for HIFK to buy the player from his current club Kariobangi Sharks. The 19 year old Kenyan arrived in Helsinki today.

The last years Lokale has played for Kariobangi Sharks, who play in his native countrys highest division, the Kenyan Premier League. He’s scored 12 goals in 10 games for the Kariobangi Sharks and also scored once for the Kenyan U23 national team.

Then young Kenyan is excited to be in Helsinki and is ready to get to work.

– Feels good to be in Helsinki and with HIFK! I know [Arnold] Origi from before, which made it a bit easier to come here. I’m not that familiar with the club, but I’ve been watching some videos and reading up on the clubs history. I see myself as a good and versatile player and I want to achieve big things here. To the supporters I want to say that I’ve come here to work hard and earn your love!

– In “Sidukka” we get the final piece for our attacking game. He’s a young, humble and ambitious player and these are important values that we’re bulding our team on, says sports director Mika Lönnström.