Ini Umotong joins Lewes

Lewes's new signing, Ini Umotong

Lewes FC Women have signed experienced 26-year-old striker and Nigeria international Ini Umotong from Swedish side Växjö DFF.

Umotong, who played 13 games in the Damallsvenskan and scored twice, signed after Lewes FC announced their groundbreaking six-figure partnership with fashion brand Lyle & Scott in December.

Lewes FC manager Maggie Murphy states: “We’re delighted to bring on board a player of Ini’s calibre and experience, who understands the club’s ambition and trajectory and wants to be part of our story. She’s the first signing we’ve made on the back of the recent Lyle & Scott investment, and will really help take us to the next level.”

Umotong had been top scorer of the season at Portsmouth, before joining Oxford United in WSL2 to also lead their goal-scoring charts at the first attempt, then doing likewise at Brighton & Hove Albion.

On the international stage, she scored her first goal for the Super Falcons in January 2019.

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