Waterford sign former Ajax midfielder Stanley Aborah

Mon, Jan 22 2018

Aborah is a Belgian under-19 international. Credit: Waterford FC

Waterford have announced the signing of Belgian midfielder Stanley Aborah ahead of the 2018 season.


The 30-year-old had spells with multiple clubs in Belgium as a schoolboy before moving to the Netherlands to join the Ajax academy in 2001.


Aborah captained the Ajax Jong side before making his debut for the first team in October of 2004 and would make his Champions League debut just three days later in a 3-0 home win against Maccabi Tel-Aviv.


He went on loan to FC Den Bosch in the Dutch second tier during the 2005-2006 season before his release from Ajax at the end of that campaign.


The former Belgian Under-19 international took in spells back in his home country with FCV Dender as well as short periods in Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary during a nomadic career.


Most recently he spent time in England with Notts County and Portsmouth, where he briefly played under former Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook in the second half of the 2016-17 season.


His signings brings the total amount of new faces at the RSC this window to eight as the Blues continue to prepare for their first season back in Irish football's top tier since 2007.