Kent Invicta League club Kent Football United have appointed international utility player Ahmed Deen as player-coach.
A very experienced player who can play in many different positions across the back four and also in midfield, he joined Ryman League Division One North side Aveley from Ryman Premier side Dulwich Hamlet in January 2014.
The 31-year-old is also a Sierra Leone international who can boast eight international appearances for his country after making his debut in March 2007 against Togo in a 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier played in Freetown.
Deen arrived at Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2008 from then fellow League One club Peterborough United. He was once on the books as a trainee at Leicester City.
He enjoyed spells with a variety of non-League teams, including Bishop’s Stortford in the Conference South. He was released by Macclesfield at the end of the 2008/09 season, and signed with Barnet in August on a short-term deal. After some impressive performances he signed a two-year deal, linking up with his cousin Albert Jarrett.
He joined Hayes & Yeading United in August 2010, making his Conference debut in the home win over Bath City. He was released in February 2011 and In the same month he joined Dulwich Hamlet.
In October 2011, Deen signed for Southern League club Cambridge City but just two months later he joined then Conference South outfit Thurrock.
He re-joined Dulwich in August 2012, and was a regular choice at left-back as they won the Ryman Division One South.