Managerless Clapton FC have been hit by the departure of two star strikers in quick succession.
Top scorer Fahad Nyanja, who had bagged 5 goals from 5 starts and 3 sub appearances this season, returned to the club in the summer for his third spell but has left.
‘Ninja’ – who was on the subs bench for the home against FC Romania on Saturday – has signed for Bowers & Pitsea of the Ryman North, one step higher.
Meanwhile fellow forward Tony Cookey has left Clapton to reunite with his ex-Tons boss Mike Walther at Stansted.
Cookey notched 13 goals in 13 games (11 starts and 2 as sub) last season having signed from Old Spotted Dog tenants London Bari midway through the season.
This term he was in and out of the side as new strikers were given their chance but bagged 2 goals in 6 starts and 1 sub appearance.
Now he has switched to Stansted, whose assistant manager is Mike Walther.
They have also signed ex-Tons Sam Haywood, Charley Aldis, Mustafa Kahie, Abdeen Abdul and Ike Nzuruba since Walther joined the Airportmen last month.