Description: Fofanah was born in Sierra Leone and at a young age immigrated with his parents to Australia. At the age of 14, Fofanah had a successful trial with Manchester City, scoring six goals in two matches with the under-18 squad. However, due to difficulties with passports and visas he did not join the club. After joining the Bankstown Berries he was subsequently picked up for the Wanderers National Youth League squad. He impressed the club enough to earn his first professional contract as a Wanderers first team player on 20/5/14.