BIRMINGHAM, AL (Jan. 2, 2019) – Birmingham Legion FC announced today the signing of forward Prosper Kasim on a multi-year deal, pending completion of a P1 visa and an International Transfer Certificate (ITC). The attacker joins Legion FC after spending two years in Sweden’s top flight, Allsvenskan, with IFK Göteborg. In 2018, he was loaned to Mjällby AIF in Sweden’s second division, where he scored 10 goals with three assists in 27 matches and helped Mjällby gain promotion to the Allsvenskan.
“Prosper is an electric, attacking player,” said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. “We are excited to add a young but already experienced player to our roster.”
IFK Göteborg acquired Kasim as an 18-year-old in 2015 from Ghanaian club International Allies. He was on the first team roster and featured for the Göteborg U-21 team in 2015 and 2016. He then spent the 2017 season on loan from Göteborg to Norrby IF, also in the Swedish second division. The winger played 21 times and scored three goals with two assists.
Legion FC Head Coach Tom Soehn has tracked Kasim with Inter Allies since the player was just 16 years old. He’s followed Kasim's career from Ghana to Sweden before bringing him to the States to join Legion FC.
Transaction: On January 2, 2019, Legion FC signed forward Prosper Kasim to a multi-year contract, pending completion of a P1 visa and an ITC.
Name: Prosper Kasim
Height: 5’ 9.5”
Weight: 154 lbs.
Birthdate: Dec. 15, 1996 (age: 22)
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
Previous Club: IFK Göteborg (Allsvenskan – Swedish top flight)
About Birmingham Legion FC
Set to debut as an expansion member of the United Soccer League in 2019, Birmingham Legion FC is the Magic City’s first and only locally owned and operated professional soccer franchise. The club will play home matches at a newly renovated BBVA Compass Field, on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, beginning in the Spring of 2019. For ticket information and to purchase official Legion FC merchandise, please visit bhmlegion.com. Supporters are encouraged to follow @bhmlegion on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest club news.