GET TO KNOW
THE PLAYERS OF IFK MARYLAND!
In the coming weeks we will be introducing the players of IFK Maryland to our
supporters. We start with a familiar face at Latrobe Park, Vice President and
youth coach Karmo Bolay (26).
Karmo, can you tell something about your personal
‘I was born in Baltimore when my
parents, who are from Liberia, were living here. My dad studied at Johns
Hopkins. After that, we returned to Liberia. Liberia is the country of George
Weah, one of the best soccer players ever. I came back to the US at the age of
14 and have been living here since. I went to college at Liberty University in
Virginia. Then I transferred to Towson University during my Sophomore year to
complete my undergraduate studies.’
What is your usual position in the team?
‘I am a defensive midfield player.’
Which are your main skills as a player?
‘ My aggressiveness. I do not hold
back. My composure. And I think I have a pretty decent touch.’
‘FC Maryland and before that I played
soccer at Chesapeake High School. At the age of 23, I started coaching at the
CSSM Soccer Academy. From that moment on, my main focus was on coaching. I
played in amateur leagues meanwhile to keep in shape.’
Favorite soccer team?
‘Chelsea. Especially under the reign
of José Mourinho. I like his managing style. He has a lot of confidence and
never gives up.’
‘My main goal is to make everyone
around me at IFK Maryland better and play soccer as long as I can. IFK Maryland
is my heart, my soul and my dream!’
And your expectations for the season ahead?
‘We have to work from the first day
till the last day of the season to get better. We truly have to show to
Baltimore what IFK Maryland is all about. A great soccer team! We will show that
on the pitch and wake up Baltimore!’
What do you think about Baltimore?
‘I used to live in Pasadena, in
Anne Arundel County. Now I am living in Baltimore. It’s a great place to live
for a professional player and young guy like me. You get to know a lot of new
people in Baltimore. Everything here in town is so easy to go to as well.’