CONNAH'S Quay have signed two brothers on full-time contracts on the eve of the new Welsh Premier season with Michael and Mathias Bakare arriving at the Deeside Stadium.
Michael, is a 30-year-old striker whose career began at Leyton Orient, Welling United, Thorrock and Bishop's Stortford where he first made an real impact, converting from a full back and midfielder to a forward player.
Following an impressive nine goals in 14 games early in the 2011/12 season, Bakare joined Conference South club Chelmsford City where he scored five goals in 10 games, earning a move to then Football League side Macclesfield Town in January 2012.
After failing to start a single game with the Silkmen, Bakare was released and joined Southport where he was loaned to Droylsden. A journeyman career continued with spells at Chelmsford City, Dover Athletic, Tonbridge Angels, Braintree Town, Bury Town, VCD Athletic and Witham Town before rejoining his former club Welling United for the 2015/16 season.
In June 2016, Bakare joined Wrexham, along with his Welling teammate Nortei Nortey, on a one-year deal. He was loaned to Billericay Town before returning to the Racecourse Ground, where his contract was cancelled by mutual consent this January and he moved to Warrington Town.
Younger brother Mathias, 22, has previously played for Aveley, VCD Athletic, Billericay Town and Stalybridge Celtic.
"Michael played at Wrexham last season and I feel he offers something different to what we already have - he's very quick and wants to run in behind and scores goals," says Nomads' boss Andy Morrison. "I feel that Mathias has a bright future ahead of him and going full time will allow him to fulfil his potential."