Limerick FC sign Belgian striker

Limerick FC have confirmed that Belgian striker Axel Bossekota will join the club ahead of the new Airtricity League Premier Division season.

Limerick FC have confirmed that Belgian striker Axel Bossekota will join the club ahead of the new Airtricity League Premier Division season.

The 23-year-old has impressed on trial with Limerick during the last couple of weeks and scored a cracker of a goal against Cobh Ramblers last week.

Bossekota joins Limerick after a period playing with Motherwell in Scotland and Stuart Taylor thinks he will cause Airtricity League defences some concerns this season.

“He’s a very forward thinking player,” said Taylor. “(He’s) very athletic and I know he’ll bring a lot to the team. He can play wide or through the middle, is a very exciting player and we look forward to seeing him in action come the league kick off in March.”

As well as a spell with Motherwell, Bossekota played in the Belgian second division and also in Cyprus. He’s Limerick latest signing ahead of the new season after they have already confirmed the capture of Stephen Folan, Craig Burns, Craig Curran, Robbie Williams and Danny Galbraith.

Limerick kick off their season at home to Cork City on Sunday, March 10 - a game that is live on RTE.

The first team travel to Scotland this weekend for a pre-season tour where they will play friendlies against Dundee Utd and Hibernian.