KOLKATA: Tollygunge Agragami, once a force to be reckon with in Kolkata football, gearing up for the soon approaching 2016-17 Calcutta Football League, as they completed their first overseas signing of the season by roaping in Nigerian defender Kareem Omolaja Nurain.
The versatile footballer hailing from Lagos, Nigeria was last seen in action when he turned up for Minerva Academy FC in the recently concluded I-League 2nd Division. Playing for Minerva, the 26-year-old did not only showed excellent form as a defender but also scored 4 goals while playing as a occassional striker and eventually finished as team’s top scorer, so it’s quite obvious that his inclusion will provide a lot of options to the Ranjan Chowdhury coached side.
“Its feels great to be back in Kolkata, no matter wherever you go there is no match for the excitement of Calcutta Football League. I am thankful to Tollygunge Agragami for making me a part of their family. I think we have a very good side this year which can even challenge for the ultimate glory. Here in Tollygunge, I am looking to give everything I have.” said Kareem.
Kareem signed his first pofessional contract in the year 2007 at Ola Oluwa Asejere FC, a Nigeria based club. Following his transfer from Libyan Premier League side Al Tarsana SC, Kareem joined Jammu & Kashmir Bank FC in 2009, before joining now defunct JCT FC in 2010, ever since Kareem has established himself as a prominent face in Indian club football, and played for the likes of Royal Wahingdoh, Southern Samity, Lonestar Kashmir FC and Mohammedan Sporting Club.