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Nigerian forward Bright Enobakhare joins SC East Bengal

Nigerian forward Bright Enobakhare joins SC East Bengal
Bright Enobakhare | Source: AMA

SC East Bengal have announced the signing of 22-year-old Nigerian forward Bright Enobakhare for the remainder of the 2020-21 ISL season.

A product of the academy at Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Bright turned pro with the Wolves in 2015. After three seasons in the second-tier English Championship (43 games, 1 goal, 1 assist), Enobakhare was loaned out to Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock FC briefly in August 2018 before switching over to League One side Coventry City (18 games, 6 goals, 3 assists) in January of 2019.

At the start of the 2019-20 season, Bright joined Championship side Wigan Athletic on loan and made an additional two appearances in the league. Enobakhare left his parent club Wolves in May 2020 and signed a three-year contract with Greek football club AEK Athens on a free transfer.

Bright and AEK Athens mutually agreed to terminate their contract in October last year and he joins SC East Bengal after having made a solitary appearance in the Greek Super League.

After failing to sign a foreign striker during pre-season, SCEB who are close to the bottom of the league have struggled to find the back of the net and the signing of the Nigerian is to help them get that elusive win to get their campaign underway.

I am absolutely delighted with the signing of Bright.

I have had a good few chats with him, given him our vision and our beliefs…what we want to achieve here. He has accepted them with an open mind.

The signing of a young, talented and very good player adds to our squad. I will stress how young and talented he is.

If you look at the foreign players who have come in, the likes of Matti Steinmann are fairly young for foreign players in this league.

Robbie Fowler, Head Coach, SC East Bengal to ISL Media

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