Name: Joseph Surname: Mbong Date of birth: 15/07/1997 Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria Nationality: Nigeria 2nd Nationality: Malta Height: 173cm Weight: 70kg Best foot: Right 1° position: Right Winger 2° position: Left Winger 3° position: Right Back Club: Hibernians (Malta) Contract: Transfer fee request:
Story: Joseph Mbong moved from Nigeria to Malta when he was 2 years old. He joined the Academy of Hibernians where at the age of 10. He made his debut with Hibernians on July 2014, when he was still 16, in the Europe League Qualification game against Spartak Trnava. He became, from November of that season, a regular starter of the team, playing a total of 22 games, scoring 2 goals and serving 2 assists. In that season Hibernians won the title 6 years after the last time. In the same season he played with Malta National Team U17 and U19. With U17 he played the European Championship U17 of 2014, where in the game against Netherlands he scored one goal and served one assist. He joined Bolton first and Virtus Entella after for a trial period. During the season 2015/2016 he played a total of 23 games, his club was not able to win again the title finishing the season at second place. During that season he started to play as well as right back. He became regular member of Malta U21. During season 2016/2017 he played a total 20 games serving one assist. His club won again the title. In the middle of the season, from January to June he was signed on loan by Inter Zaprestic (Croatia) with an option to move permanently in the Croatian club. Croatian team never used him. Once back in Malta he was on trial with Cremonese that decided to buy him, but at the end they weren't able to deal with his former club. During season 2017/18 he played 29 games scoring one goal and serving 5 asissts. He got a call up from Malta Senior National Team playing as starter in the friendly game against Georgia and as sub in the game against Armenia.
Description: Mbong is a winger with a very good ability in the 1vs1, he has pace and strenght. He has a good dribbling, he is a dangerous player on the side. He has a good controll of the ball and a good balance, it's not easy to put him down. He needs to improve his scoring numbers.