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Njogu Demba debuts in Sweden

Apr 24, 2013, 9:56 AM

After making his move to Sweden, from Danish side Esberg to Sweden where he is now playing with a second division team Brage.

Gambia attacker Njogu Demba made his first league appearance for Brage on Monday.

Njogu, who was used as a second half substitute in place of Nilssonin the 74 minute when Brage lost 1-0 to Orgryte in the Swedish Superettan on Monday, had series of spells in Europe, especially in Scandinavia.

Monday’s game was his first appearance of the season with just 16 minutes into the pitch.

Njogu, who was originally to train only with Brage to stay in shape, joined the club on a permanent switch before the end of the January transfer window this year.

The 33-year-old Gambia striker was playing for Esberg in Denmark where he has made two seasons from 2011.

It is in Esberg where Njogu cemented his European career in the 2007/8 season before moving to Norwegian side Brann in 2008.

He was a League One player with English side Notts County following a short spell from former Danish side OB where he spent three seasons from 2008 to 2011.

Demba played series of matches of the Gambia national team scoring a few goals with his most recent during the Gambia against Mexico friendly, then the Scorpions lost woefully 5-1.

Conny Karlsson, IK Brage coach, following the team’s defeat in the third fixtures of the league, has said on club’s website ikbrage.se that he feels that the intrusion as Andreas Ljunggren-Eriksson and Njogu Demba-Nyrén has promised well for the future.

“They could see that they were eager and they will be the two starting players when they are ready.”

Brage will host Ljungskile next Monday.