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Official – Gent Snap Up Promising Nigerian Defender Rueben Yem On Three Year Deal

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18 year old Nigerian defender Rueben Yem has joined Belgian side Gent from Golden Boot Soccer Academy (GBS), Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.

The right back was signed alongside Anthony Ikedi who was loaned out to Norwegian side FK Haugesund, but Rueben will team up with the team when they resume for pre season training in the summer.

Rueben who is also comfortable as a left full back or defensive midfielder received his work permit two days ago, and will travel to Belgium towards the end of next month to start his professional career.

His capture takes the number of Nigerian players at the club to six with Samuel Kalu, Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti, William Troost-Ekong and Rabiu Ibrahim also at the club.

Overall the team now has 8 Nigerians on their payroll considering Peter Olayinka and Ikedi are out on loan to Dukla Praha of Czech Republic and Haugesund respectively.
Daniel Martins