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Walter re-unites with Hayden

Walter Figueira

Sligo Rovers and former Merstham forward joins Kingstonian.

Kingstonian Football Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Walter Figueira.

The 26-year-old striker re-unites with manager Hayden Bird, having been the catalyst to the Merstham team that reached the Isthmian League Premier Division Play-Off Final in 2019.

Having left Merstham in the summer of 2019, Walter signed a professional contract with Waterford in the League of Ireland Premier Division, and went on to play for both Derry City and Sligo Rovers.

Having spent three years in Chelsea's youth academy, Walter's previous clubs also include Platanias and Acharnaikos from the Greek Super League, Portuguese club Moura and Dulwich Hamlet.

"I am absolutely delighted to sign Walter!" enthused Hayden, "Having left Merstham, Walter signed a professional contract in Ireland and was the one that got away! This signing optimises the ambition of Kingstonian Football Club and the direction in which the team is heading."

"Having received International Clearance, Walter will make his debut tomorrow night at home to Worthing in the Velocity Trophy. I'd like to thank Phil Whatling (our Club Secretary) for working so hard in the last twenty-four hours to make this happen. He's one of many unsung heroes at the club!"

photo courtesy sligorovers.com

Published Tuesday 1st February 2022