Heybridge Swifts swoop for striker Dumebi

First published in Local Sport

Heybridge Swifts have signed striker Dumebi GB Dumaka from Essex Senior League side Barking.

Dumebi who has 43 career goals at the Mayesbrook Park Club, 13 of which have been this season, played in the friendly match last Saturday on the 3G pitch in Basildon against Bowers and Pitsea before making his debut as a second-half substitute against Soham Town Rangers on Tuesday night.

Dumebi was top scorer for Barking last season with 25 goals, 22 of which came in the Essex Senior League.

The 21 -year-old has been a target of Swifts boss Jody Brown for a number of weeks and the highly-rated striker came close to scoring against Soham on Tuesday in the latter stages of the game.

Dumebi scooped players' player of the year and the top goalscorer award at Barking last season while ending runner-up in the supporters' player of the season.

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