Earlier in the week it was confirmed that Souleymane Coulibaly would be leaving Kilmarnock after a little over 6 months at the club.
He leaves the Killie boys for Al Ahly in Egypt. The board agreed a fee with two Egyptian clubs: Al Ahly and their rivals, also from Cairo, Zamalek. In the end it was the league leaders Al Ahly who got the Ivorians signature for a reported £1million.
The six figure sum seemed steep to some but the spectacular nature of some of Souleymane’s goals was bound to catch the eye of one club or another.
In his short time in Ayrshire he has staked a claim as one of Killie’s most eye-catching players and leaves on good terms with fans given the amount of entertainment he has provided.
He arrived with the title of, “The New Drogba” and though it’s fair to say he isn’t quite at the level of his legendary compatriot, he has shifted himself from promising youth player to first team regular- to the point of gaining a big money move.
Though he has not been part of a cup-winning side and the team are in an unfortunately familiar low position in the league, Coulibaly’s contribution to Kilmarnock will live long in the memory- in particular his 40 yard screamer at Celtic Park.