Balla Jabir

Balla Gabir Kortokaila (born 12 September 1985, in Umm Dawm) is a Sudanese footballer, who currently plays for Sudanese side El-Merreikh.

Balla Jabir
Personal information
Full name Balla Jabir Kortokaila
Date of birth (1985-09-12) September 12, 1985
Place of birth Port Sudan, Red Sea State, Sudan
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001-2005 Al-Merreikh Al-Thagher
2006-2007 Hay Al-Arab SC
2008-2016 Al-Merrikh SC
2016 Al-Amir SC (Bahri)
2017 Al Ahli SC (Khartoum)
2018 Hay Al-Arab SC
2019 Al Rabita Kosti
National team
2006-2017 Sudan 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


He plays as a left back or a winger. He was brought from Hay al-Arab in December 2007 to El-Merreikh.[1] He scored his first goal for the club was against Amal Atbara when his side won 3:0 in Omdurman. He is known for his speed and rough tackling and sliding tackling.

International career

He is a member of the Sudan national football team.[2]


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