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Kunde Malong returns to the Bundesliga

by Lesley Ngwa
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Cameroon international Pierre Kunde Malong, has completed his return to the Germans Bundesliga where he will spend the rest of the season with club VfL Bochum, on loan from Olympiacos.

The Bundesliga side confirmed the deal on Friday afternoon, as the unveil the Midfielder.

“New signing! We’ve signed Kunde Malong on loan from @olympiacosfc until the end of the season! Welcome to anne Castroper!”, Bochum wrote.

The former FSV Mainz 05 man returned to a familiar league, just a year after he switched from the Mewa Arena to Greece side Olympiacos F.C.

Malong will be with the Blue and Whites till 30 June 2023. Bochum has an option to buy the 27-year-old midfielder permanently, should his loan spell go as planned.

Pierre Kunde already played for Mainz 05 in the German top flight from 2018 to 2021, scoring four goals in 68 games. He won the Greek championship with Olympiakos in 2022.

“Pierre Kunde Malong is an asset to our team due to his technical and tactical skills as well as his dynamism and robustness. In addition to his international experience, the fact that he knows the Bundesliga and has already successfully fought with Mainz to stay in the league are further good signs that speak for him and his loan. We now want to introduce Pierre to the team as quickly as possible, and the training camp is ideal for that,” said Patrick Fabian, Director of Sport at VfL Bochum 1848.

Born in Limbé, Cameroon, Kunde Malong’s first step into football was with local side Best Stars and then he moved to Europe at the age of 16. He reached Atlético Madrid via Alcobendas CF. For the “Colchoneros”, he progressed through the U19s and second teams, before being loaned to Extremadura and Granada. After that he joined Mainz 05 in 2018. He has played twice for the Cameroon national team at the Africa Cup (2019 and 2022) and was part of the 2022 World Cup squad where he featured in the group matches against Serbia and Brazil.

Bochum is currently in the bottom half of the German Bundesliga table and Kunde Malong might just be the spark that Thomas Letsch’s side needs to turn their Season around.

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