Hibernian can confirm Pa Saikou Kujabi has joined the club on an 18-month contract - a left-back nicknamed the 'Gambian Roberto Carlos'.

The 25-year-old defender, capped 10 times by his country, has extensive experience of European football following spells at Austrian clubs Grazer AK and SV Ried and FSV Frankfurt in Germany.

Now the left-back says he is excited about the next chapter in his career - playing for Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League.

Kujabi said: "I'm really happy to sign for Hibs. I have to thank the manager for believing in me and making me a Hibs player.

"I can't wait to start here and show the Hibs fans what I can give back to the club.

"I love it here, everybody has been very welcoming and it already feels like home."


Known for his free-kicks, Kujabi says his on-field style has led to comparisons with the celebrated former Brazil international.

He added: "I play like Roberto Carlos - that is what everybody calls me back in Gambia.

"At my previous clubs, they've likened me to Roberto Carlos as well. I like to go forward and support the attack from left-back.

"I love playing like that; it's my type of football. I've scored from free-kicks before in Germany and Austria and I can't wait to play for Hibs."

An extensive interview with Pa will be aired on Hibernian TV later on this evening and also on the club's YouTube channel