Much have been said about Rueben Yem the recent Nigerian acquisition by Belgium side Gent from GBS Football Academy of Jos. An academy well known for unearthing talented Nigerian footballers.
From all that has been said none have revealed his identity something Owngoalnigeria.com sort to resolve by searching for his pictures and also reached out to some of his teammates about the qualities that made him stand out.
Gent snap up Yem alongside Anthony Ikedi after the duo distinguished themselves in a tournament watched by scouts of the Belgian side. Ikedi has been farmed out on a season long loan to Norwegian side FK Haugesund
Yem will however team up with Gent when they converge for Pre season training at the end of the month, which will bring to six the number of Nigerian players at the club.
Presently the club has five Nigerians in their team in Moses Simon, Rabiu Ibrahim, Anderson Esiti, Samuel Kalu and William Troost-Ekong , but overall they have six on their books with Peter Olayinka out on loan to Czech side Dukla Praha.
18 year old Yem is expected to swell the number of Nigerians at the club. The right full back in the mould of Brazilian defender Dani Alves who at 34 is still groin strong for Juventus.
He can also play in the defensive midfield role, and information gathered by Owngoalnigeria.com has it that the club have already started work on his work permit ahead of his official presentation next month.