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CONTRACTS: Forward signs short term deal

21 October 2014

Forward agrees short term contract

Carlisle United Football Club can confirm that Derek Asamoah has agreed a short term deal following a recent trial spell at the club. 

Ghanaian born Asamoah, 33, brings a wealth of experience to the squad having played in England, Scotland, France and, most recently, in South Korea with Pohang Steelers and Daegu FC.

He started his career with the Protec Football Academy in North London and spent his football apprenticeship with Hampton and Richmond Borough before signing for Slough Town in 2001. He was spotted by scouts as he registered a number of impressive displays and earned a trial, and subsequently his first professional deal, with Northampton Town that same year. 

Moves to Mansfield and Lincoln followed, but it was 8 goals in 17 games in a loan spell with Chester City which caught the eye of Shrewsbury Town. He bagged 11 goals in 48 outings for the Shrews before his move to OSG Nice brought him two years in French football.

He had a brief spell with Hamilton in 2009 before making a permanent move to sign for Lokomotiv Sofia in Bulgaria in time for the start of their season that year. He joined the Pohang Steelers, billed as the most successful club in Asia, in 2011 and made over 100 appearances with two clubs in South Korea before returning to England during the summer.

Derek Asamoah will wear squad number 25.

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