Ibrahim, a Togolese youth international, has been watched by a number of top European clubs, including Manchester United. Unable to sign in Europe because of visa problems, he signed with the MetroStars in early 2005, after impressing in the pre-season. While showing flashes of top speed, Abbe scored two goals and added three assists in his rookie year. His rights were traded to Toronto FC on 25 January 2007 and in April 2007 he signed a senior contract with the expansion club. He was waived by Toronto FC in late June 2007 to make space for the signing of Colin Samuel.