Limerick FC have signed two players with underage international experience as they enter the final stage of games in the Airtricity League Premier Division.
Ireland U-19 international Carel Tiofack is joining the club from the relative obscurity of the Cadiz B team in Spain while Ballynanty’s Jason Hughes will make the step up from junior soccer after he impressed in a series of trial games. Hughes captained the Irish schools team in 2009. Both players are attacking midfielders.
Tiofack – who is born in Cameroon but moved to Ballincollig in Cork at a young age – was on the books at Ipswich Town as a schoolboy.
“Young Carel is someone who we knew about,” said Limerick FC boss Stuart Taylor this week. “We did a number of checks on him over in Spain where he played. We knew he was talented, got him over on trial, persuaded him to come over, have a look at the club and he was at the game on Sunday against Derry and he played in a trial game on Monday.
“Going to be a big addition to the club, certainly going to please the supporters. He has a lot of quality on the ball and he’s certainly got something different to what we have already and we’re looking to get that final pass.