Leamington boss Paul Holleran has announced that he has reluctantly agreed to let Ahmed Obeng leave the club, while making another new signing for the coming season in Cieron Keane.
“Sadly Ahmed’s time at the club has come to an end,” said the Brakes boss. “He lives in Wolverhampton, and he’s got to the stage now where he’s finding the commute difficult.
“He’s got different circumstances at home and with his work – we had a chat last year but we managed to persuade him to stay again. Being honest he’s done great for us and we’ve had a good three years out of him but he wants to be nearer home, so he’ll sign for a club nearer to his home and maybe drop down a league but we wish him all the best, we’ve enjoyed working with him. I’m sad to see him go, but these things happen in football.
“He signed off on a great note with us. He’s been a good squad player for us, had some good little runs in the team; we’ve had some important moments with him – he’s always done well in the Senior Cup for us, and certainly his pace enabled us to stretch teams and get in behind. He’s a good kid and we’ve enjoyed having him at Leamington.”
On his latest new arrival Keane, Holleran said: “Cieron is a lad that we’ve had a chat with before. He had a difficult time last season with one thing and another but he’s been working very hard in the close season and is raring to go. We are looking forward to having him at the club. He’s a good age – 22 – and can play in a number of positions and with him being left footed he will be a good addition to the squad.”