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One of the League of Ireland's most decorated players has joined a Sligo-Leitrim League side

All eyes will be on Coolaney Community Park next Sunday.

Manager Kieran Mullaney with his newest recruit.
Manager Kieran Mullaney with his newest recruit.

JOSEPHN N’DO, WHO played 21 times for Cameroon including two appearances at the World Cup finals, has joined Arrow Harps in a player-coach capacity for the rest of the season.

The 38-year-old will play for Harps’ senior team, who play in the second tier of the Sligo Leitrim & District Soccer League, but his primary role is to coach the Riverstown-based club’s youth sides.

“Joseph will play for our senior side but it’s massive for the club to get a role model like him to come in and coach our youth teams,” club chairman John Devaney told The42.

“He’s played in two World Cups, won countless medals and he will hopefully bring the club to the next level.”

N’do spent the second-half of last season at Limerick in a similar capacity after being told by Sligo Rovers manager John Coleman he was surplus to requirements at the Showgrounds.

“Joseph, along with several other Sligo players, has lived in the area for four years and we approached him a couple of weeks ago,” Devaney added.

The four-time League of Ireland winner has yet to have a run-out with the senior squad but has already taken charge of the Harps’ U11 side’s sessions.

All eyes will be on the Community Park in Coolaney next Sunday when Arrow Harps play their next game against Coolaney United.

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