Super Falcons forward Ini Umotong to quit English club Brighton after her contract expired ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old joined the WSL side from Oxford United in 2017 went on to scored 19 goals in 59, despite spending most of her time as a substitute.

Umotong told the club’s website: “Letting players go is never easy and there was a lot of discussion among all of the staff before we made what were extremely difficult decisions,”

“I would like to thank Kate, Amanda, Sophie, Fern, Ini and Maxime for their commitment, dedication and hard work during their time here at Brighton. 

“They have always been totally professional and great teammates. We wish them well for the future and will, of course, support them if they decide to continue in the professional game.”

It would be recalled English FA on May 25, canceled the English Women Superleague a few weeks after the suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite missing the Women’s World Cup last year, Umotong was part of Nigeria’s build-up and scored her first international goal for the country in a 4-1 friendly win over Romania in January 2019.

She is now a free agent after scoring six goals last season, including the winner that sent her team to the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1994.

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