Nottingham Forest’s new striker Britt Assombalonga 1 Nottingham Forest have signed Peterborough United striker Britt Assombalonga for a club-record fee believed to be around £5.5m.The 21-year-old was the joint top scorer in League One last season, netting an impressive 24 goals in 43 games, and he has now penned a five-year deal at the City Ground.Assombalonga joined the Posh last summer after graduating from Watford’s academy and spending time on loan at the likes of Wealdstone, Braintree and Southend.The Congalese striker showed immediate promise by scoring eight goals in his first ten games and then went on to become one of the league’s most prolific scorers.Assombalonga is in line to feature in the opening-day match against Blackpool at The City Ground on Saturday.
- Gorayeb on PayMaya loss to Creamline: ‘This is our worst game’
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- SEARCH Presents US$2000 To Saah Joseph’s Ebola Fight
As part of her humanitarian contributions to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), authorities of the Special Emergency Activity to Restore Children’s Hope (SEARCH) yesterday presented a cash contribution of US$2000 to Montserrado Electoral District #13 Representative, Saah Joseph.The amount, according to SEARCH executive director Sondah Geepea-Wilson, is to help Rep. Joseph in his fight against the EVD through the provision of his personal ambulance service.Rep. Saah’s ambulance service transports persons within Montserrado County, who might show signs of Ebola, to isolation and treatment centers within the county.SEARCH, she said, received the money it presented to the Montserrado Lawmaker from her donor, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to enhance Rep. Joseph’s capacity to run the ambulance service in this critical period.“We are honored by what you are doing with your ambulance service by transporting those being afflicted by Ebola to the various treatment units. We don’t have enough money to help you in the fight, but little is enough when God is in it,” Mrs. Wilson told Rep. Joseph as she presented the US$2000 cheque to the lawmaker on behalf of her staff. He could use the money either for fuel or to increase whatever given to his co-workers in the fight against the EVD.SEARCH is a locally based non-governmental organization (NGO) engaged in the provision of protection and welfare services, including health and medical, to Ivorian and Sierra Leonean refugees otherwise referred to as “persons of concern.”Receiving the cheque, Rep. Joseph expressed gratitude to SEARCH leadership for the empowerment, and promised to remain committed, because it is based on the fight to contain Ebola that he announced the arrival four new ambulances valued at US$40,000.“Our services look expensive, but it is the contrary since we have directed our efforts to save the lives of our people. Our goal is for every Liberian to have access to quality health services, whether Ebola exists here or not,” Rep. Joseph assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)