Harambee Stars striker Alfred Scriven signs with Norwegian second-tier side following IL Hodd departure

Harambee Stars striker Alfred Scriven signs with Norwegian second-tier side following IL Hodd departure

Festus Chuma 12:56 - 04.04.2024

Kenyan forward Alfred Scriven has signed with a new club as the Norway's transfer window was closing.

Harambee Stars striker Alfred Scriven has sealed a significant move to Norwegian Division One side Bryne FK after agreeing to a three-year contract with the club.

Scriven's transfer comes after an impressive stint at IL Hodd where he concluded his tenure following the end of the last season in the Norwegian Division One.

During his time with IL Hodd, Scriven made a notable impact, clocking in 77 appearances where he netted 22 goals and provided six assists since his arrival in 2021 from Mjondalen IF. 

The 25-year-old forward, who boasts a rich heritage with a Kenyan mother and an English father, has spent the last eight years honing his skills in Norway, following a significant part of his life (16 years) in Kenya.

Roger Eskeland, a top official at Bryne FK, expressed his excitement about Scriven's arrival, emphasising the striker's expected contribution to the team's offensive capabilities. 

"Alfred will complement the team and give us a powerful width in our attack. He possesses some skills that we have been specifically seeking for our offensive positions," Eskeland stated.

Scriven's journey through Norwegian football is rich and varied, with experiences across different tiers and teams, including Hallingdal, Geilo, Ull/Kisa, Mjondalen, Asker, and Hodd. 

Notably, his transition to Norway in 2015 marked the beginning of his professional journey, navigating through the tiers from Hallingdal to his recent spell at IL Hodd.

The forward has also made his mark internationally, earning two caps for the Harambee Stars. 

Despite being omitted from the squad for the Four-Nations Tournament in Malawi, his ambitions remain high, especially with the looming 2026 FIFA World Cup and 2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. 

This move to Bryne FK represents not just a new club engagement but an opportunity to secure his place in the national team under the watchful eyes of the coaching staff, including the potential for a reunion with Kevin Knappen, who had previously brought him to Hodd.

Knappen, reflecting on Scriven's attributes, highlighted his exceptional skills.

"Alfred has had two and a half consistently good years in Hodd. He is a player with extreme skills such as amazing physique, while being sloppy and elegant. He has technically fine balance and he gives us something new to play on in the attack," the gaffer noted.

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