The former Manchester City youth player who spent time with Wrexham, Stevenage, Newport County, Fleetwood Town, York City and Swansea City is pleased to be joining the Boro'. The 29-year-old full back has made the decision to come out of retirement having initially called time on football last summer.
“Leaving Swansea was a very difficult time for me” explained Obeng “I’d had the highs of being included in Brendan Rodgers’ first team squad to play the likes of Manchester United, but then the lows of not getting to play a league game before being released.
“It was very frustrating and after that I signed for a couple of different clubs but just felt as though I was going through the motions. After a lot of consideration I decided to retire but knew pretty much straight away that I still had the desire to be out there playing.”
Curtis' time at Wrexham, where he made over 100 appearances, included a spell playing alongside Boro's, recently appointed, Assistant Manager Lee Fowler and that relationship has helped bring Obeng back to the game “After speaking with Lee and discussing what him and Nicky want to do and what the plans for the future at Nuneaton are, I knew that this was the right move for me and I’m looking forward to getting started.
“I've kept myself in shape, training and working out with other players that were in a similar position to me” The return to football sees Manchester-born Obeng looking to play a vital part in the club’s upcoming season. The former England Under 19 International becomes the fourth signing so far joining Devon-Kelly Evans, Miles Addison and Owain Jones.
Updated 18:50 - 22 Jun 2018 by Adam Etheridge