(Image courtesy of allnigeriasoccer.com)
The New England Revolution’s search for a striker progressed on Sunday, Feb. 16 when Marvin Ogunjimi joined the club on trial.
The 26-year-old first gained notoriety while with Racing Genk of Belgium. His 30 goals in 84 appearances earned him his first cap for Belgian national team in 2010 and eventually led to a 2011 transfer to Spanish club Mallorca.
The left-footed striker has struggled since leaving Racing Genk, scoring only one goal in 38 collective appearances with Mallorca, Standard Liege, Beerschot and Oud-Heverlee Leuven. Still contracted by Mallorca, Ogunjimi will train with the Revs until Sunday in hopes of earning a contract and reigniting his career.
To get a better understanding of Ogunjimi, I spoke with Ifeanyi Abanum of allnigeriasoccer.com and Kristof Terreur of Het Laatste Nieuws at De Persgroep.