DAVID SMITH - Friday, August 8, 2014
Former US youth international Sebastien Ibeagha is on the move within the Danish 1. Division, temporarily leaving AC Horsens to spend the rest of 2014 with FC Fredericia.
Both teams announced the six-month deal on Wednesday, and the move is seen by both as a way to secure the 22 year-old American defender valuable playing time on a team which has been hit by injuries in the first few weeks of the season.
"AC Horsens have chosen to loan Sebastien Ibeagha out to FC Fredericia rest of the year, who are expected benefit from the strong center-half," Horsens stated in a press release.
The central defender had played 90 minutes in each of Horsens' first two games of the new season, but was facing the prospect of being relegated to the bench after the team signed Faroese defender Sonni Nattestad on a season-long loan from top-division club Midtjylland earlier in the week.
Similarly to Horsens, who have lost each of their first two games of the new 1. Division campaign, Fredericia had failed to register a win in their opening pair, having only earned one point through a draw last weekend against Vejle.
Fredericia has lost expected starting defenders Søren Jensen and Jacob Thychosen to injury in recent days, the former suffering a devastating ACL tear during warmups to their last game against Vejle.
This should guarantee a wealth of playing time to the former Duke Blue Devil and Houston Dynamo academy product, who could be in the starting lineup for their Sunday-afternoon visit to AB Copenhagen.