Angolan striker Lheureux Menga will add physical dimension to attack after signing for AFC Sudbury

AFC Sudbury boss, Jamie Godbold.

AFC Sudbury boss, Jamie Godbold. - Credit: Archant

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold has added physicality to his attack after completing the signing of Angolan striker, Lheureux Menga.

The 31-year-old has previously played for Dagenham & Redbridge, Worksop Town, Welling United, Witham Town and East Thurrock United, and spent last season with Grays Athletic and Harrow Borough.

”He is a big, strong, aggressive, centre forward who will add some experience to our young squad, whilst being able to compliment our other attacking players,” said Godbold.

“He had a good goal scoring record for Grays last season and I was impressed with his desire to improve and do well for AFC next season.”

Menga is joined at the club by midfielder Jake Turner who won a Ryman North title-winning medal with Brightlingsea Regent and was named as the Essex club’s Supporters’ Player of the Year.

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Turner spent four seasons with Regent, having previously played for Braintree Town and is known for his deliveries from set-piece situations.

Meanwhile, former Needham Market striker Adam Mills has spoken of his delight after joining Godbold’s new-look squad from Maldon & Tiptree.

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The brother of former Leiston and Sudbury man Darren, said: “I am thrilled to have signed for AFC and as soon as I knew the club were interested I just wanted the move to happen.

“I have had a great time at Maldon & Tiptree and made some really close friends, but just felt it was time for a new challenge.

“Thanks to (Maldon manager) Kevin Horlock, Mark Levey, Steve Southgate and everyone at the club for their support over the time I was there and thanks also to chairman Ed Garty and everyone else behind the scenes at Maldon & Tiptree.

“I wish everyone at the club the best of luck in the future.

“I’m really looking forward to the new season with AFC and can’t wait for the pre-season games to start.”

Mills joins former Jammers team-mates Rhys Henry and Joe Claridge at the club, Sudbury also having signed experienced midfielder Dave Cowley, for a third spell, and Haverhill Borough goalkeeper Paul Walker, ahead of the new Bostik North Division campaign.

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