George Elokobi extend stay at United

By Angu Lesley 

Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon


34-year-old former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender George Elokobi has been offered a new contract at English amateur side Maidstone United, kick442.com can report.

The former Premier League star joined 4th tier Maidstone United last summer and combined both roles to good effect.

Elokobi confirmed the move in a Tweet this Wednesday evening.

“Delighted to extend my stay with @maidstoneunited and want to thank the Owners, Chief Executive, the Manager Hakan for trusting me to carry on delivering for this club. Thank you to all the supporters and I look forward to banging the drums this season #chop,” the one-time Bristol City man wrote.

He is expected to combine the role of a player and a manager at the Club as he did last season.

The former St Joseph College Sasse-Buea student moved to England at the age of 16 to accompany his mother barely six years after the demise of his father.

In his time in England, Elokobi has represented 11 clubs in a distinguished 18 years career for Clubs and country.

The highlights of his career includes scoring against Manchester United in 2011 and earning an invitation to the Cameroon national selection.

The veteran full-back who lost his father and grandfather within a space of 12 months, aged 10 has the role to drill the next generation of kids at Maidstone United Academy.

Elokobi has made over 200 appearances in a 18 years amazing football career.

He is enjoying a smooth transition into coaching while playing as part time as he did feature in two games last season.


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