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Alex Nimely Joins Norwegian Club Stabaek Featured

04 Apr 2017
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 BY : Christopher c.walker christopherc.walker@yahoo.com 0886723075\0777898224

Liberian Born English Striker Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely has joined   Norwegian top flight club Eliteserien club Stabæk from Viitorul Constanța  of Romania.

 The gifted Striker completed his move to Stabaek on April 1, 2017 for an undisclosed fee  on a  two year contract with the option to extend for a further year.

 Nimely a former youth product of Manchester  City signed with Romanian Liga I club Poli Timișoara in February 2016 and  he scored three goals in ten games in the 2015–16 season and later   joined  Viitorul Constanța in July 2016 and netted    six goals in 21 matches in the 2016–17 season helping them to top the Romanian league during the first phase.

Speaking at his unveiling ceremony Nimely said he was happy joining Stabaek and want to help his teammates win more games and even going on to win the league.

“I know it will not be easy it’s going to  be ups  and down but we have to do something for this  club”.

“I am a person with Ambition so I love competition this is why i came here to compete for a first tem spot” Nimely said.

He noted that scoring goals is what he love but  most importantly he is a team player and hope his good form from Romanian will continue in Norway.


The Former BYC Player said: “This is a dream come true for me to play for such a  big club in  Norway and also to have the chance to work with   a  great Manager like Antoni Ordinas . “I have great belief in my ability and I work hard to strive to achieve my dreams”.

"I have been at Viitorul Constanța since 2016  and I would like to thank them for everything. It was a great moment when  with them and happy to be part of Viitorul Constanța history . This is now a new chapter in my life and one I'm looking forward to.”


Antoni Ordinas said: “I know Nimely well from his days at Manchester City so I am hoping to work with him.

 Nimely was in the Stand on Sunday when Stabaek woon their first game of the season 3-1 against Aalesund.

 Profile of Alex Nimey

Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely (born 11 May 1991) is a Liberian footballer who plays as a forward for Norwegian Eliteserien club Stabæk. He is the elder brother of Liberia international Sylvanus Nimely.

A former England under-20 international, he accepted a call-up to play for Liberia in October 2016. He began his career with Mighty Barrolle (Liberia) and Coton de Garoua (Cameroon) before joining Manchester City in 2008. He spent six years at the club but only played one Premier League game, and instead spent time on loan at Middlesbrough, Coventry City, and Crystal Palace. He signed with Port Vale for a short and unhappy spell in November 2014. After a year away from the game, he signed with Romanian club Poli Timișoara in February 2016. He moved on to Viitorul Constanța in July 2016, before signing with Norwegian side Stabæk in April 2017.

Manchester City[edit]

Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Nimely began his career at Liberian Premier League side Mighty Barrolle, who won the league title in 2006. He moved on to Cameroonian side Coton de Garoua, who won the Elite One title in 2006, 2007 and 2007–08 seasons.

He went on trial with Manchester City in December 2007 before going on to sign a four-year deal with the club in January 2008. He helped City win the FA Youth Cup in 2008. He made his Premier League debut during a 6–1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on 3 April 2010.[3] He signed a new four-year contract with the club the following month. He featured in a 1–1 draw with Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino on 16 December 2010 that ensured City won their UEFA Europa League group; he was taken off for Pablo Zabaleta on 61 minutes.[4]

On 17 September 2011, he signed a three-month loan deal with Championship side Middlesbrough.[5] His first appearance came in the League Cup three days later as "Boro" were beaten 2–1 by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. He went on to make nine league appearances at the club, though did not start another game. On 12 January 2012, he signed a loan deal with Coventry City until the end of the 2011–12 season after manager Andy Thorn described him as a "hot young prospect".[6] He scored his first goal in the Football League on his "Sky Blues" debut in a 3–1 victory over former club Middlesbrough at the Ricoh Arena.[7]

On 10 January 2013, he signed on loan with Crystal Palace until the end of the 2012–13 season, with manager Ian Holloway stating that "I've admired him for a couple of years".[8] He made his debut two days later, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat at Burnley. He played only one further game for the "Eagles" before returning to the City of Manchester Stadium.

Port Vale

Nimely signed a contract with League One side Port Vale in November 2014 to keep him at Vale Park until the end of the 2014–15 season.[  He began training with Bolton Wanderers in January 2015. The next month he was disciplined by "Valiants" manager Rob Page after staying away from Vale Park without permission. In March he again missed training without permission. Whilst still missing from training he offered to play for Coventry City for free but his offer was rejected by manager Tony Mowbray, who said the player did not perform well during his time at Middlesbrough when Mowbray was manager there. He was released in May 2015.[


Nimely signed with Romanian Liga I club Poli Timișoara in February 2016.[15] He scored three goals in ten games in the 2015–16 season.[16] He signed with Viitorul Constanța in July 2016.[17] He scored six goals in 21 matches in the 2016–17 season.


Nimely signed with Norwegian Eliteserien club Stabæk on 1 April 2017.[18]

International career[edit]

In May 2010, Nimely rejected a call-up from Liberia for 2010 World Cup qualifiers and declared to the press that he had chosen to play for England, as his father is English. He was called up to the under-20 squad for the 2009 U-20 World Cup in Egypt. He scored a goal in a 1–1 draw with Uzbekistan at the Mubarak International Stadium on 2 October.[19] This was the only goal England scored in the tournament, and they were eliminated at the Group Stage. He received his first call up to the under-21 side in November 2011 but was forced to withdraw from the squad due to injury.

He accepted a call-up for Liberia in October 2016, and was an unused substitute in a friendly match against Kenya on 15 November 2016

Stabæk Fotball

Stabæk Fotball is a Norwegian association football club based in Bærum, and a section of the multi-sport organization Stabæk IF. Founded in 1912, the club’s name is an archaic spelling of the suburban area Stabekk, from which it once originated. Their home stadium is the Nadderud Stadion after a three-year-long stay at the Telenor Arena. Their current chairman is Espen Moe.



After years of lean seasons, they won their first title in 1998 as they emerged victorious in the Norwegian Cup, beating Rosenborg BK 3–1 in the final. After having been relegated to Adeccoligaen after a poor 2004 season, they experienced a successful period under new manager Jan Jönsson, during which they returned to the league in 2005, won the 2008 Norwegian Premier League, their first, and reached the final of the Norwegian Cup, culminating in a very successful 2008 season for the club. Stabæk subsequently won the 2009 Norwegian Community Shield but finished a disappointing 12th and 10th place in the 2010 and 2011 league seasons, respectively, thus narrowly avoiding relegation both times.

Stabæk holds longstanding rivalries with Bærum SK, FK Lyn and Vålerenga, both in the league and by geographical location. The team’s home colors, entirely blue, have earned them the nickname “De Blaa” (The Blue Ones). In 2009, Stabæk became the first Norwegian association football club with both their men's and women’s teams in the premier divisions. Lillestrøm followed suit the next year.

On 30 November 2015, Billy McKinlay was appointed as manager of the club on a two-year contract.[1] McKinlay resigned as manager on 8 July 2016, after being knocked out of the UEFA Europa League by Welsh club Connah's Quay Nomads.[2]


Stabæk played home games at the Nadderud Stadion until 2008. They then moved into the Telenor Arena, which had a capacity of 15,000 people. But their stay at the Telenor Arena became shorter than desired, and after a three-year-long stay at the indoor arena, they moved back to the Nadderud Stadion due to economical problems with the new arena. The women's team, Stabæk FK, currently also plays home games at the Nadderud Stadion. The Nadderud Stadion has a capacity of 7,000 spectators.


On 4 February 2010, Einar Schultz was elected chairman of Stabæk, replacing Ingebrigt Steen Jensen. Schultz has held various positions in the Stabæk system over the last five years. In February 2012, Kjell Johnsen was elected the new chairman of Stabæk Fotball. Johnsen was replaced in 2013 by Espen Mo


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