The forward scored two goals for Bashundhara Kings in AFC Cup 2022.

Gambian forward Nuha Marong has signed for Rajasthan United for the 2022-23 season, Khel Now can confirm. The 29-year-old last played for Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) giants Bashundhara Kings. He was also part of the Bashundhara side that beat Gokulam Kerala in the AFC Cup group stages.

A source close to the development informed Khel Now, “Nuha Marong has signed for Rajasthan United. He will stay at the club till the end of the season.”

The signing of Marong reflects the ambition of the club. Rajasthan United, who were a newcomer in the I-League last season are going all guns blazing this time to grab the I-League title this season. The addition of the Gambian international will bolster the attacking third of the club.

About the player

Nuha Marong is not an unfamiliar name in Indian football. His last plied his trade in Bangladesh, for Bashundhara Kings. On 18th May, 2022, the Indian audience in Kolkata remained witness to him scoring against Maziya Sports & Recreation Club to secure a victory for his side in the first AFC Cup game. In the third match, against Gokulam Kerala, the Gambian again netted a goal, helping his side to earn a 2-1 victory over the Malabarians. Marong delivered two goals in just 78 minutes of action in the continental competition.

In his career, the 29-year-old has played for clubs like Llagostera, Sant Andreu, Elche Ilicitano, CA Osasuna Promesas, Atletico Saguntino, CD Castellon, Atletico Baleares, Racing, Recre Granada, UCAM Murcia, UE Costa Brava and Bashundhara Kings. In a total of 242 matches, the forward has scored 49 goals and provided nine assists.

Nuha Marong has dual citizenship in Spain and Gambia. He has appeared eight times for the Spanish underage national sides. In March 2019, he made his debut for Gambia and has played four matches for the country since then.

Rajasthan United’s preparation for I-League 2022-23

To everyone’s surprise, Rajasthan United have emerged as the new giant killers of Indian football. In their first-ever Durand Cup appearance, the club defeated one of the strongest clubs in India – ATK Mohun Bagan. The next fixture saw them split points with East Bengal. However, in their recent outing against Mumbai City, the Pink Army suffered a heavy 1-5 defeat.

The management have signed promising players for the upcoming season. Bektur Amageldiev, Martin Chaves and Surchandra Singh are two of them. With the addition of Nuha Marong, hopefully, Rajasthan United will do even better in the upcoming I-League than they did in the previous one.

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