Bristol Rovers Complete Signing of Jonah Ayunga

Jonah Ayunga

Bristol Rovers’ summer recruitment has continued with the signing of Jonah Ayunga from non-league side Havant & Waterlooville for an undisclosed fee. Ayunga, who has signed a two-year contract, scored 17 goals in 30 games for the National League South side in 2019/20. Despite being born in England, he has represented Kenya internationally on one occasion.

Jonah Ayunga Joins Bristol Rovers

 

 

Ayunga’s Career

Twenty-three-year-old Ayunga got his first taste of senior football with Dorchester Town in non-league, but he only spent a year there before being snapped up by Brighton & Hove Albion.

His first season was spent out on loan at Burgess Hill Town, and following Brighton’s promotion to the Premier League, he had further loan spells; two in Ireland with Sligo Rovers and Galway United, and then back in England with Poole Town.

He left Brighton in 2018 and signed a permanent deal with Sutton United, but after scoring four goals in 28 games, he was loaned out to Havant & Waterlooville in 2018.

After leaving Sutton, he re-signed for the team where he had been on loan and had a much better spell that previously, helping them to a second-place finish in the National League South, just behind eventual champions Wealdstone.

What Was Said?

Speaking to the club website about the move, Rovers manager Ben Garner said: “Given the season he has just had there was interest from a number of EFL clubs and we are very pleased that we have managed to agree a deal that will see Jonah play here at Rovers.

“He’s another player that we have looked at extensively over a long period of time and we feel that the qualities he brings will enhance the squad we are assembling.”
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