James Moga

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James Moga
Personal information
Full name James Joseph Saeed Moga
Date of birth (1983-06-14) June 14, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Nimule, Sudan (now South Sudan)
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
East Bengal
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Al-Hilal Omdurman 10 (2)
2000–2002 Baniyas SC 46 (20)
2002 Al-Hilal Omdurman 5 (0)
2002–2004 Baniyas SC 42 (17)
2004–2006 Al-Ramms Mirbih 57 (33)
2006–2007 Al-Merreikh Omdurman 30 (14)
2009–2010 Muscat FC 27 (24)
2010–2011 Muktijoddha Sangsad KS 22 (9)
2011 Sporting Clube de Goa 19 (16)
2012–2013 Pune F.C. 24 (16)
2013- East Bengal 14 (7)
National team
2000–2005 Sudan 14 (3)
2012– South Sudan 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:26, 20 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 December 2012

James Joseph Saeed Moga (born 14 June, 1983) is a South Sudanese football striker who currently plays for East Bengal in the Indian I-League.

Biography[edit]

James Joseph Saeed Moga was born on the 14 June 1983 in the town of Nimule, South Sudan (then Sudan) immediately north of the South Sudan-Uganda border.

Club career[edit]

Sporting Goa[edit]

He signed for Sporting Clube de Goa in the 2011-12 season of the I-League, he is one the top scorer for sporting clube de goa. Many other Indian clubs, including Pune FC, sought to sign him next season because of his scoring ability in almost every match.[1]

Pune[edit]

On 23 June 2012 it was officially confirmed that Moga had signed for Pune F.C. of the I-League on a one-year deal.[2] On 15 December 2012, he struck twice to drub defending champions Dempo S.C. 5-1 at Nehru Stadium. On 22 December, he again struck a brace to beat Prayag United 2-1.

East Bengal[edit]

In June 2013, signed for Kolkata Giant East Bengal for one year.[3] On 24 September 2013, Moga scored an important goal for East Bengal in 2013 AFC Cup Quarter final in Indonesia, through which East Bengal qualified for semi final for the first time in the history of Indian Football.[4]

Statistics[edit]

As of 30 May 2014
Club Season League Federation Cup AFC Cup CFL Total
Division App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
East Bengal 2013–14 I-League 14 7 3 1 4 1 2 3 23 12
Career total 14 7 3 1 4 1 2 3 23 12

International career[edit]

He scored South Sudan's first goal against Tusker from Kenya in the match celebrating South Sudan's independence from Sudan, whose national team he had represented in the past, appearing in 2002 and 2006 World Cup qualifying matches.[5] He scored his first international goal in the 2-2 draw with Uganda, South Sudan's first ever official international match.[6]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list South Sudan's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 July 2012 Juba Stadium, Juba  Uganda
2–2
2–2
Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Football Transfer News 2012-13". Live Indian Football. 
  2. ^ "Pune FC bring on striker James Moga for season ahead". Pune Football Club. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "James Moga follows Ryuji Sueoka to East Bengal". Goal.com. 
  4. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-india/match/110236/semen-padang-vs-east-bengal-fc/report?
  5. ^ "South Sudan marks statehood with football match". The Guardian (London). 10 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Oryada, Andrew Jackson (11 July 2012). "South Sudan draw with Uganda in first ever match". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 12 July 2012. 

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