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29/07/2021

Former Letterkenny Rovers and Finn Harps striker Banda signs for Irish League club

BJ Banda

BJ Banda in the colours of Letterkenny Rovers. Photo by Stephen Doherty

Irish League side Ballinamallard United have secured the services of former Letterkenny Rovers and Finn Harps striker BJ Banda.

The Letterkenny native famously scored the winning goal in the 2015 Airtricity League promotion play-off against Limerick FC to give Finn Harps an aggregate 2-1 win and a place in the Premier Division

Manager Harry McConkey to the Fermanagh club's website: "I've been aware of the qualities of BJ for some time and he has been hitting the back of the net regularly in the Ulster Senior League for Letterkenny.

"I travelled to Letterkenny for a good chat with him last weekend and invited him and his father Billy to Ferney Park for our first training session on Tuesday evening.

"I'm delighted that he and his Dad were impressed with what they saw and BJ agreed to sign for Ballinamallard Utd at the end of the evening session. I'm really looking forward to working with him. He is only 23 and a talented kid but has still lots to learn. I know he is excited about playing in a very competitive NIFL Championship this season but now simply wants to be allowed to get his head down, work hard and settle in with his new teammates."

Banda, 24, said: “It’s a pleasure to be recruited by such a highly rated manager in Harry and I look forward to the season ahead. Always known that Ballinamallard were a good club and only now since travelling up I see the quality in the facilities and pitches so I’m eager to get going.”

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