Tollygunge Agragami are gearing up for the soon approaching 2016/17 season, as they completed their first foreign 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 Second Division League. The 26-year-old has displayed an excellent form as a defender, but also as a striker when Kareem finished as Minerva’s top scorer with four goals. Kareem’s inclusion will provide a lot of depth to the Tollygunge Agragami roster.
“It 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 for team’s benefit,” said Kareem Omolaja Nurain.
Kareem signed his first pofessional contract in 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. Since then Kareem has established himself as a prominent face in Indian club football, and played for the likes of Royal Wahingdoh FC, Southern Samity, LoneStar Kashmir FC and Mohammedan Sporting Club.
(Report & Photo courtesy Tollygunge Agragami Press Release)