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Bengaluru FC sign Congolese international forward Prince Ibara

Bengaluru FC sign Congolese international forward Prince Ibara
Prince Ibara | Source: USMA

Bengaluru FC have signed Congolese international forward Prince Ibara on a two-year deal with an option to extend by another year.

Prince started his professional career with Congolese club ACNFF in 2014. Over the next three years, he played club football in Gabon, Tunisia and Qatar. In 2018, Ibara moved to Algerian club USM Alger and with nine goals from 23 appearances helped them win the top tier Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

A season later he was on the move again – this time to K Beerschot VA who were in the Belgian Second Division then. He contributed with two assists from 12 matches as Beerschot went on to win promotion to the top tier in the 2019-20 season. During his time with the club, he was loaned out to an Azerbaijan club and later on to French Ligue 2 club Châteauroux (2020-21). He managed three goals from 13 appearances in Ligue 2 – the second tier in France.

The 25-year-old 6’3″ striker has scored 23 goals and assisted four from 91 matches in competitions across more than half a dozen countries. He also played in a Europa League qualifier during his time with Neftchi Baku in Azerbaijan. Prince made his debut for Congo in 2016 and has been capped on 12 occasions – he contributed with four goals and an assist. He joins Bengaluru FC on a free transfer from Beerschot VA.

Prince Ibara (Stats, French Ligue 2 2020-21)

Total played13
Minutes per game75
Scoring frequency323 min
Goals per game0.2
Shots per game1.9
Shots on target per game0.5
Big chances missed4
Big chances created0
Key passes0.4
Accurate per game12.8 (78%)
Acc. own half5.0 (83%)
Acc. opposition half7.8 (74%)
Acc. long balls0.3 (80%)
Acc. chipped passes0.5 (86%)
Acc. crosses0.0 (0%)
Interceptions per game0.1
Tackles per game0.5
Possession won0.2
Dribbled past per game0.2
Clearances per game0.5
Error led to shot0
Error led to goal0
Penalty goals conceded0
Succ. dribbles0.1 (11%)
Total duels won3.7 (37%)
Ground duels won1.5 (27%)
Aerial duels won2.2 (50%)
Possession lost8.8
Was fouled0.9
Red cards0
Source: SofaScore

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