Player Profile: Jovon Makama

Makama - Credit Graham Burrell

Name: Jovon Makama

Born: 1st Feb, 2004

Previous Club: Derby County

Contract Expires: Unknown

Position: Forward

Lincoln Appearances: 

2020/21: Appearances: 0 Goals 0 

Credit Graham Burrell

Jovon joined the Imps from Derby County and is a well-built centre forward with tidy feet. He impressed for the Under 18s during the recent FA Cup run and has previously appeared for the first team in pre-season against Scunthorpe United.

He penned his first professional deal just before the end of the 20/21 season, after which he spoke to the club’s official site. “It feels amazing and I’m really happy,” said Jovon, who originates from Long Eaton. “It’s a proud moment for me and my family. The hard work has paid off, but now I want to keep improving as a player.”

He is expected to spend next season on loan at Gainsborough Trinity, where Tom Shaw is the manager. Director of Football Jez George confirmed his switch to the Northolme, adding: “Jovon is a talented young player, who can play across the front line, and has demonstrated his undoubted potential throughout the season.  He has all the physical attributes to become a professional footballer.  He will now have the opportunity to train with our first team every day and take his first steps into senior football through a loan with Gainsborough Trinity next season.”

That loan was confirmed on August 11, 2021.