Super Falcons Striker joins Brighton and Hove Albion

Super Falcons Striker joins Brighton and Hove Albion

Nigeria international Ini Umotong has joined Brighton and Hove Albion women ahead of the FA Women’s Super League [FAWSL] 2 season.

Ini was signed from fellow FAWSL 2 side Oxford United to help bolster the attacking options of the Brighton women’s team.

“Brighton & Hove Albion women have completed the signing of Nigerian international Ini Umotong from Oxford United for the upcoming FA Women’s Super League [FAWSL] 2 season,” the club announced on Wednesday.

“Ini is a player that we have monitored for a while, and is someone we were well aware of after her spells at both Portsmouth and Oxford.

“She is a proven goalscorer and will add a new dimension to our forward options for the upcoming FAWSL 2 season,” Brighton Women’s first-team assistant manager Amy Merricks told the club’s website.

The 23-year-old striker described as “a proven goalscorer” finished 2016 as FAWSL 2 top scorer.

She scored 13 goals in 19 appearances for Oxford United.

She also scored four times in seven matches in the FAWSL Spring Series this year.

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