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Brighton Ladies Sign Super Falcons Striker Umotong‎ From Oxford United

Brighton Ladies Sign Super Falcons Striker Umotong‎ From Oxford United

Football Association (FA) Women's Super League 2 club Brighton and Hove Albion ladies have signed Super Falcons striker Ini Umotong from Oxford United, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Brighton announced Umotong's signing on their official website on Thursday.

"Brighton and 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 23-year-old joins Albion after spending just over a year with fellow FAWSL 2 side Oxford, and played against the Seagulls when the two sides contested a 1-1 draw in last season’s FAWSL Spring Series.  

Umotong has been capped once cap by Nigeria. She was the FAWSL 2 top scorer in 2016, scoring 13 goals in 19 appearances. She also found the net four times in seven games for the U’s in this year’s FAWSL Spring Series.

Prior to joining Oxford, the Nigerian international had a prolific spell at Portsmouth, scoring 29 goals in their 2014/15 FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division title-winning campaign.

Commenting on the signing of Umotong, Brighton Women’s first-team assistant manager Amy Merricks, said, “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.”

Umotong was a member of the Super Falcons squad that featured at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada but did not play a single minute in their three group games.

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