Goal looks at the career of new Nigerian striker from East Bengal Bright Enobakhare…
East Bengal welcomed 22-year-old Nigerian striker Bright Enobakhare as the seventh foreigner in the current Indian Super League (ISL) season on day one of the transfer window.
The former Wolverhampton Wanderers player arrives at ISL with experience playing in the English Championship, Scottish Premier League and Greek Super League 1.
the Red and golds, who are currently struggling at the bottom of the standings after seven matches this season, have suffered due to a poor finish. Their Indian rookies Jeje Lalpekhlua (returning from a long injury) and Balwant Singh did not impress as their foreign rookie Aaron Amadi-Holloway struggled with fitness. He and only played one game against Hyderabad FC where he came as a substitute.
Fowler hopes Enobakhare shines at Red and gold and solves team goal issues.
Here’s everything you need to know about new East Bengal recruit Bright Enobakhare.
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Youth career and professional beginnings
Enobakhare moved from Nigeria to England in 2013 and joined the youth squad at Birmingham club Northfield Town FC. After spending a year there, he joined the Wolverhampton junior team.
In the 2015-16 season, the forward was promoted to Wolves’ senior squad where he made his professional debut for the club in the league against Rotherham United FC. His very first goal in senior football came against Barnet FC while playing for Wolves in the League Cup
The Nigerian striker made just seven league appearances in his first season as a professional player, but did not score any goals. The 2017-18 season turned out to be an eventful year for the youngster. Under Nuno Espírito Santo who joined the club this season as a manager, Enobakhare has appeared in 21 league games which he started in 16 and scored one goal. He also made three League Cup appearances, notably against Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola in the third round. He played his role in Wolves to earn their promotion to the Premier League that season.
Enobakhare spent the 2018-19 season mostly on loan. The forward was first loaned to Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock FC and later to Coventry City. In Scotland he has made six appearances without scoring a goal but in the second half of the season at Coventry he made 18 Ligue 1 appearances and scored six times.
Ahead of the 2019-2020 season, the forward joined Wigan Athletic on another loan in the league. He managed to play in just two league games for Wigan and spent most of the season training with the club’s Under-23 team.
Bright Enobakhare represented Nigeria at the youth level. He was part of the Nigerian U23 team which participated in the U23 Africa Cup of Nations in 2019. He played two matches, one against Ivory Coast and the other against the South African team. children under 23.
In his last stint, Enobakhare plied his trade with Greek Premier League team AEK Athens where he only played one game against Lamia FC and scored one goal. The Nigerian joined the club in June 2020 but subsequently decided to mutually terminate their contract.