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Nigerian Striker Eventually Turns Pro After Previous Failed Attempts

Three years ago, Nigerian forward Barnabas Imenger Jr. saw an end to a dream. Summoned to the Nigerian national team in 2012 by Stephen Keshi, Imenger first tried playing abroad in 2013 with Swedish second tier side Trelleborg FF.

Unfortunately, his six-month deal with the club ended abruptly with just a single appearance for the side. But it was only a first attempt and the 25-year-old finally got another chance with Algerian side, Mouloudia Club d’Alger.

Imenger Jr – son of former Super Eagles star Barnabas Imenger – signed a deal with the side after impressing coaches during an audition.

Stints with Nigeria premier league sides Lobi Stars and Kano Pillars followed before switching to Marske United Football Club, a 9th tier outfit in England, making ten cameos for the Seasiders and scoring ten times.

But these transfers didn’t help him attain his dream of turning professional until he got offered a try-out with Algeria’s MC.



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