Blackpool bring in Angolan striker on free transfer

Blackpool have announced the signing of Angolan striker Dolly Menga on a deal until the end of the season.

Friday, 10th November 2017, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:35 am
Menga has signed until the end of the season

The 24-year-old forward arrives at Bloomfield Road as a free agent having left Portuguese side Braga in the summer.

Belgian-born, Menga, who has previously played for Lierse and Benfica’s B side, spent last season on loan in Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv and FC Ashdod.

He has been training with Blackpool in recent weeks and is now eligible to make his debut after the club received international clearance.

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“Dolly is someone we’ve had a good look at in training and his arrival is one that strengthens our options in attacking areas, especially with the injuries we’ve picked up recently,” manager Gary Bowyer said.

“We’ve relied heavily on Viv (Solomon-Otabor) and Nathan (Delfouneso), and had the likes of Kelvin (Mellor) who has filled in and done a great job for us. To be able to bring someone in to help the forward line is a bonus.”