LIMERICK FC have strengthened their defensive options with the signing of Zimbabwean centre-back Cecil Nyoni from Nottingham Forest.
The 20-year-old was previously on the books of Sheffield Wednesday, where he made a handful of first team appearances before being loaned to Boston United and Frickley Athletic.
Nyoni spent the second half of the 2012-13 season on loan at Worksop Town and had already been on Limerick’s radar, having come to the club in February before manager Stuart Taylor instead decided to sign Aaron Brown.
Taylor promised the youngster that he would be in contact again and has been true to his word with the completion of Nyoni’s signature this week. The Scot said: “He’s got a good education. He’s been with Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest. We knew all about him. I had him in at the start of the season back in February and unfortunately he just lost out in my budget when I went for Aaron.
“I told him I would keep an eye on him. I told him to keep posted for the end of the transfer window here in July and we’re now delighted to bring him back over. He signed today and he’ll go into the squad for Friday so there’s good competition for places.”
Nyoni expressed his delight at signing for the Super Blues, who were evidently happy to be patient with the young defender. He told PostSport: “I came in February just before the start of the new season. Stuart asked me to come over earlier but I was misguided by my agent so I had to make my own decision to come over here. When he asked me to come over it was too late and the budget had gone so I’ve come over now. I was happy to come in and be able to play first team games, which I haven’t been able to do much back in England. This is an ambitious club so I was happy to come in and play.”