Star profile The Gallant Scorpions Njogu Demba-Nyrén Brann FC (Norway)
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Njogu Demba-Nyrén, a Gambian-Swede was born on June 26, 1979, in Bakau. The pacy and athletic striker currently plays his professional football with the Norwegian giants, Brann FC.
Demba, who only chose to wear the Scorpions shirt in 2007, started his youth football with Falun BC in 1988-1999 season. His dazzling skills earned him a rapid promotion to the senior level, where he signed for BK Häcken in 2000. Demba scored 4 goals in 29 appearances for Häcken before making a switch to PAS Giannina in the following season.
In 2002 season, Demba signed for Aris FC where he scored 5 goals in 12 appearances.
The ever-smiling striker also had a memorable spell with Levski Sofia, Panathinaikos FC, Kerkyra FC (loan) and Esbjerg fB before joining his relative and fellow Gambian international, Tijan Jaiteh, at Brann FC last season.
Njogu Demba earned his first Gambia cap during Scorpions away match against Algeria in the 2008 Nations Cup qualifier fixture in 2007, and since then, the talismanic forward has been a key member of the Scorpions team.
Full name: Njogu Demba-Nyrén
D.O.B: 26 June, 1979
Place of birth: Bakau, Gambia
Height : 1.87 m
Current club: SK Brann