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OSJ’s on his way

Highly rated winger Omari Sterling-James has agreed a move to Ebbsfleet United from National League North play-off contenders Kidderminster Harriers.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis international, who holds 13 caps for his country, received his football grounding as a youth player with Birmingham City before making his name at non-league level as a goalscoring attacker for Alvechurch and Redditch United.

Such form brought him to the attentions of Cheltenham Town and he made the move to League Two in 2014. After loan spells with Oxford City and Gloucester City, and a successful period with Solihull Moors in the National League, he returned to the EFL and spent three seasons at Mansfield Town.

September 2020 saw a move to the National League North where he played in all but one of Kidderminster’s games that season while 2021/22 saw another regular place in a successful Harriers side. Sterling-James was part of the side that reached Round 4 of the FA Cup and he played against West Ham United, his free-kick assisting the goal that was just seconds from achieving a Cup giantkilling.

He was offered a new contract at Aggborough this summer after helping Kidderminster to fourth place and the play-offs in the North division but instead he moves south to join the Fleet for 2022/23.

Described as a quick, creative and dangerous player, the 28-year-old told the club website [full interview to follow], “I like to show a few skills, a bit of trickery and getting a few goals is obviously the one we all want to add every season. I’ve got an eye for a pass as well so I hope to bring that to the Ebbsfleet fans – but more importantly to the team to meet the ambitions of the club and the manager.”

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Ed Miller

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Ed Miller has been Ebbsfleet United's communications manager and programme editor since 2014 and responsible for the club website since 2007. Contact him on ed.miller@eufc.co.uk

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