New Signing; Afolabi Obafemi

The Blues can announce a new signing, 22 year old forward Afolabi Obafemi.

Born in Walthamstow, London, Obafemi's first football club as a youngster was Ryan F.C. before being scouted by Watford F.C. where he began his youth academy career before switching to Leyton Orient. He was also a talented sprinter, winning the 100 metres final at the London Youth Games in 2009, in a time of 11.6 seconds.

In his first season in Orient's youth team, Obafemi was top scorer with 18 goals. In 2012 he signed for A.F.C. Sudbury. and later on loan to Conference South club Bishop's Stortford, and scored in his only game in the 1-0 win over Boston United, before being recalled by the Os.

Dagenham & Redbridge announced the free transfer signing of Obafemi in 2013 and he signed a one-year deal with the League Two club.

In September 2014 he joined Hayes & Yeading United, and made his debut as a substitute in the 1-1 draw at Hemel Hempstead Town, but after making only three substitute appearances he moved to Billericay Town the following month and stayed until the end of the season. Obafemi signed for Conference's Welling United before the start of the 2014-15 season, and made his debut as a substitute in the 1-0 home win over Guiseley on 8 August. He scored his first goal for the club in the 2-1 home defeat by Braintree Town on 29 August.

In December 2015 he joined Bedford Town on loan, and he scored on his debut in the 2-1 defeat at home to AFC Rushden & Diamonds last Boxing Day.

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