Ignace Moleka

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Iggy Moleka
Personal information
Full name Nzoko Ignace Moleka
Place of birth Zaire
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1991, 1994–1996 FIU Golden Panthers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993 Topaz Haiti
1994 Florida Stars
1997–1998 Albirex Niigata
1999–2002 Atlanta Silverbacks 91 (47)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nzoko Ignace “Iggy” Moleka is a retired Congolese football (soccer) midfielder who played professionally in the United States and Japan.

In 1991, Moleka received a scholarship to play soccer at Florida International University. He left FIU at the end of the season. In 1993, he played for Topaz Haiti, a selection of top players from the Haitian league, in the Miami Copa Latina.[1] In 1994, he played for the Haitian Internationals.[2] He also played for the Florida Stars in the USISL.[3] In 1994, Moleka returned to FIU to finish his collegiate career.[4] In 1996, he was selected as a First Team All American while the Golden Panthers finished runner-up in the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship.[5] In 1997, Moleka moved to Japan where he played for Albirex Niigata in the third division Hokushin'etsu. Moleka and his team mates won promotion to the second division Japanese Football League for the 1998 season.[6] In the fall of 1999, Moleka returned to the United States where he played for the amateur Orlando Soccer Locker. Moleka signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks for the 1999 USL A-League season. He retired from playing in 2002, but remained with the Silverbacks where he has held a variety of positions including youth coach.

References[edit]

  1. ^ COPA FIELD NARROWED TO FINAL TWO Miami Herald, The (FL) - Saturday, March 27, 1993
  2. ^ Santa Fe's 2nd-half Surge
  3. ^ SOCCER - Magic defeats Florida 1-0 in 1st-round playoff game The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution - Sunday, July 31, 1994]
  4. ^ FIU Soccer Records Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ 1996 All Americans
  6. ^ Profile: Ignace Moleka