CHERRIES academy graduate Nnamdi Ofoborh made his return to professional football this weekend, making his debut for Swindon Town.

Announced as a Swindon player prior to kick-off, Ofoborh came off the bench to see out the final five minutes of Swindon Town’s 2-1 win at home over Notts County.

It was the 24-year-old’s first competitive appearance in over three years, having last played for Wycombe Wanderers in the Championship back in 2021.

The midfielder left Cherries to join Scottish giants Rangers in 2021, where it was discovered shortly after his arrival that he had a heart issue.

After signing a pre-contract agreement during the 2020-21 season, an ECG test during his Rangers medical flagged up an issue.

As such, Ofoborh never made a competitive appearance for Rangers, nor made a matchday squad, leading to his release in March 2023.

In total Ofoborh made five appearances for Cherries, making his debut in an EFL Cup victory over Crystal Palace in 2020.

He captained Cherries under-18s and was named the club’s young player of the season for the 2017-18 campaign.

An under-20 international at youth level for Nigeria, Ofoborh featured at the under-20 World Cup in 2019.