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Beavers Add Two To Squad

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Vanarama National League South play-off chasers Hampton & Richmond Borough have announced the signing of Croatian midfielder Stiven Rivić and Jermaine Osei.

Thirty-one-year-old Rivić started out in his homeland for NK Pula before joining Belgian club Sint-Truidense VV at the age of 19.

He then returned back to his home-town club for a season before joining Energie Cottbus in 2006 following the club’s promotion to the Bundesliga.

Rivić (below) stayed with Cottbus until 2010, making seventy-three appearances for the first team and a further 12 for their reserve side.

He then joined FC Kaiserslautern for the following season, making a dozen appearances.

In 2012, he had a brief stay at Istra 1961, back in Croatia, before re-joining Cottbus in 2012, where he made a further forty appearances before leaving the club and football.

He now lives in the local area and is currently registered with Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League side Walton & Hersham, regaining his match fitness.

His ability in his youth was recognised with twenty-seven appearances in Croatia under-16s to under-21s.

Osei started the season with the Beavers` league rivals Bishop`s Stortford after leaving Enfield Town.

He then left the Blues to join Margate in November but his only appearance for them was in a Kent Senior Cup tie, before being released at the end of December.

Osei has also appeared for Ware, Harlow Town and Grays Athletic in his career after making his debut for Bishop`s Stortford back in the 2014/15 season.

Osei can play either up front or in an attacking midfield role and will give manager Alan Dowson some extra variety during the run in to the end of the season.


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