The second striker born in Monrovia to rock up at Platt Lane was the talented teenager, Alex Nimely, a kid with ferocious talent and a fearsome reputation. Coming through the ranks in East Manchester, Nimely was an electric forward who loved to dribble. Nimely was brought up in a country torn apart by war, something he admits was very difficult, but his talents allowed him to escape to England aged 15.
After impressing in the junior ranks at the Etihad, Nimely was rewarded with a four-year deal by Roberto Mancini, having already made his Premier League debut in a 6-1 win at Burnley. That would be his only top-flight appearance in England and six years later he has signed for Romanian side Timisoara after 12 months without a club. Despite the remote surroundings of his new team, he is not a complete stranger to them, thanks to an old friend.
“Two or three years ago when Pantilimon was at City, we used to talk a lot, especially about Romanian football, so I blame him a bit. When I arrived Pantilimon’s picture was everywhere in the club he’s a big hero there.” Nimely explained. “My agent sorted me out the deal to go and play there, as I haven’t played for a while, so I just wanted to get back playing football and do what I do best.”
The former England Under-20 striker is clear why he has made the move to Romania he just wants to play football, the thing that gives him most pleasure in life. Timisoara could also be the platform to allow him express himself in his preferred position as a centreforward. Culled from liberiansoccer.com