Ini Umotong: Nigeria striker joins Uganda’s Violah Nambi at Vaxjo |

The Nigerian star has accomplished her switch to the Swedish facet after passing her medical and agreeing on phrases

Swedish Damallsvenskan membership Vaxjo have secured the companies of Nigeria striker Ini Umotong on an 18-month deal.

The Nigeria worldwide turns into the most recent addition to Magnus Olsson’s staff after parting methods with English facet Brighton in June.

Umotong determined towards extending her stick with the Seagulls following the cancellation of the English Ladies’s Tremendous League season on Might 25 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 26-year-old joined Brighton in 2017 after being noticed at Oxford, the place she emerged the WSL 2 high scorer, scoring 13 targets in 19 outings and went on to internet 4 instances in seven video games in 2016.

On the Seagulls, she helped the staff escape relegation within the 2018-19 season regardless of that includes in its place repeatedly earlier than agreeing to a one-year extension which expired this summer season.

Throughout her three-year spell, the Tremendous Falcons scored 19 targets in 59 video games for Brighton, together with the winner that sealed their 2020 FA Cup quarter-final berth for the primary time since 1994.

Umotong made her worldwide debut for Nigeria towards Mali in an African Video games qualifier in 2015, was a part of the squad to the 2015 Ladies’s World Cup however narrowly missed the social gathering to France.

“The Nigerian nationwide staff striker involves Vaxjo DFF to strengthen the offensive,” the Swedish web site introduced on Friday. “Up to now, there have solely been 4 targets forward for the Smalanders within the Damallsvenskan.

“Beforehand, Umotong has performed for Portsmouth, Oxford United and Brighton Hove and Albion. The contract with Vaxjo DFF extends over the 2021 season.”

Following her unveiling, the Nigeria worldwide would be the second African at Vaxjo as she groups up with Swedish-born Ugandan midfielder Violah Nambi, who joined the membership final summer season.

She turns into the seventh Nigerian girl within the Swedish high flight, after Pitea’s Religion Micheal, Eskilstuna United duo Ngozi Okobi and Halimatu Ayinde, and Linkopings trio Ebere Orji, Uchenna Kanu, and Chinaza Uchendu.

Having excelled in England, she is going to purpose to carry her kind and scoring capacity to assist Olsson’s facet within the quest to keep away from relegation, after they completed 11th with 5 factors from seven video games.

She may make her Damallsvenskan debut at residence towards Djurgarden, who even have South Africa’s Linda Motlhalo and Ghana’s Portia Boakye on their books, on August 2. 

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