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Ameobi joins FC Edmonton on trial; could see minutes against TWU


The Ameobi name is well-known to those who follow the English leagues; Shola Ameobi has made more than 300 appearances for Newcastle United. Sammy Ameobi has made close to 30 appearances for the Magpies.

The middle of the three soccer-playing Ameobi brothers, Tomi, has decided to try and take his game across the pond. He is expected to get minutes on Wednesday, as FC Edmonton faces Trinity Western University in a friendly in Langley, B.C.

Ameobi joined the Eddies on trial on Tuesday, as the club shifts its NASL preseason training to Vancouver. Tomi Ameobi most recently played with VPS of the Finnish League, where he scored nine times in 2013. He’s also played for Icelandic sides Grindavik and BI/Bolungarvik.

He came up through Leeds United’s system (no Newcastle connection here) and later played for Scunthorpe United, Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Mansfield Town and Forest Green Rovers. He’s also played for English side, Whitley Bay.

Ameobi is yet another player who could fit into an Edmonton side that is on the hunt for attackers; so far, strikers Horace James and Frank Jonke have been added to an attack which finished dead last in NASL in scoring last season.

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