Former Liberian skipper Menyongar joins JSW fold

Former Liberian skipper Menyongar joins JSW fold

The former Liberian national team skipper John Menyongar signed one-year contract with Bangalore-based I-League Club -- JSW Sports.

A versatile striker and an attacking midfielder, Menyongar’s was earlier with United Sikkim in the second division before he signed for Shillong Lajong in the I-League for the 2011-12 season.

The 33-year-old’s last switch was a loan move to Goan team Dempo last season.

“I am extremely happy to sign with JSW and am looking forward to giving my best this season. I was very impressed with the club’s plans for the future and wanted to be a part of this professional setup. My main focus will be to train well and have a successful season,” said Menyongar after signing the deal.

Menyongar, who has scored more than 100 professional goals, has a decade of experience with clubs in America and has even had the legendary Liberian striker George Weah as a team-mate in national colours.

“John is the kind of player who can be expected to create goal-scoring chances as well as score. He is bound to bring a lot to the team,” said Pradhyum Reddy, assistant coach at JSW Sports.

While Arvind Narayan, Libero Sports Partner and Menyongar’s FIFA Licensed player agent, said, “Menyongar is a quality player and will be a great addition to JSW Sports. He will help JSW Sports in their quest for winning titles on all fronts. We wish him all the best.”