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SIGNING: Mumbongo joins the Reds

Striker Joel Mumbongo joins the club on a season-long loan from Burnley

1 July 2021

Accrington Stanley have today completed the signing of striker Joel Mumbongo from Burnley on a season-long loan.

Gothenburg-born Mumbongo began his career with Swedish sides BK Hacken and Utsiktens BK, before moving to Italy to join Hellas Verona in the summer of 2018.

He signed for Burnley a year later, with the 22-year-old then making his first team debut for the Clarets in January 2021 against Milton Keynes Dons.

Mumbongo made a total of seven first team appearances during the 2020/21 campaign, with the striker coming on as a second half substitute against Chelsea to make his Premier League debut.

The Swedish youth international also grabbed eight goals in 13 appearances in last season's Premier League 2 Division 2.

Stanley boss John Coleman was pleased to get his man, after chasing him last season. He said: "He has really impressed me every time I have watched him. He will add strength to the attacking areas.

"He is quick, physically strong, and he is a no-nonsense centre forward, the type I like."

Joel said: “I am happy to be here, I feel like this is the right place at the right time for me.

“It’s a good move for me, to be able to play games and show people what I can do.

“I am a powerful striker, quick in behind and a threat. Scoring goals is my job and I want to make an impact."

Joel's first interview video will be uploaded to the club's official YouTube channel later today, CLICK HERE to find out more!

Do you want to sponsor Joel?

Our sponsorship packages are priced at £180 for home or away kit, or we offer a deal of £299 for both.

To find out more information, please contact our Commercial team on 01254 356950 (Option 3) or by emailing commercial@accringtonstanley.co.uk.


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