Ini Umotong Joins Brighton Women

Brighton & Hove Albion sign 23-year old Nigerian international Ini Umotong from fellow WSL 2 side Oxford United.

Albion’s assistant manager Amy Merricks told brightonandhovealbion.com: “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 has made one appearance for Nigeria to date and was the WSL 2 top scorer in 2016, with 13 goals in 19 appearances. She also found the net 4 times in 7 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.