Margate sign former Tottenham and Brighton striker Daniel Akindayini

Wednesday 06th July 2016

MARGATE boss Nikki Bull has unveiled the signing of striker Daniel Akindayini on a one-year deal following his release from Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 20-year-old spent a month on loan at Hartsdown Park in February 2016 when he scored a brace on his debut in Margate’s 2-1 win over Basingstoke Town in the Vanarama National League South.

The former Tottenham Hotspur youngster played just 45 minutes more for the club in their 3-2 win at Chelmsford City, but an ankle injury brought a premature end to his loan deal and he returned to parent club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Bull, who has revealed his budget for the new season has been reduced by 70%, is delighted to have secured the striker ahead of the new season.

“Daniel is another top striker that we have added to our already impressive attacking options,” Bull told

“Even though his time with us last season was cut short because of injury, U have seen enough of him to know he will cause team’s problems this year and score goals for us.”

Margate kick-off their pre-season campaign on Saturday with a visit from local rivals Ramsgate to Hartsdown Park (15:00).

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