Appeal means Watford star escapes deportation

January 14, 2008

Watford midfielder Al Bangura has won his appeal to stay in the UK after being awarded a work permit at a hearing this afternoon.

The 19-year-old was originally refused leave to stay in this country last month and was set to be deported to his native Sierra Leone.

But after a meeting with Home Office minister Liam Byrne, the club were handed the unusual option of applying for a work permit - which has now been granted.