Cavalry FC Inks Dual National Ahinga Selemani
Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC has announced its second brand new addition for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season, bringing in 24-year-old forward Ahinga Selemani.
Born in New Brunswick but raised in Michigan, the 24-year-old forward joins the Alberta-based club after a short stint in Gibraltar with the Red Imps. The well-traveled dual citizen had appeared for the US national team up to the U-20 level, with the former NCAA athlete having also plied his trade in the Czech Republic and, later, in New Zealand deployed alongside former Valour man Dylan Sacramento at Hawke’s Bay United.
Cavalry FC head coach Tommy described Selemani as an exciting prospect who he feels can be a great fit for the team:
He has incredible pace and dribbling ability, combined with a decent goal-scoring record from his previous season, shows us he’s on an upward trend of his career. Aside from his ability, Ahinga is a great personality that will add to our club culture. We know he has had a good development pathway coming through NCAA and the US national youth teams, coupled with the fact he was born in Canada and counts as a domestic player makes his signing a no-brainer for us.Tommy Wheeldon Jr.
The move was teased earlier this week by Selemani’s agency, Eikon Sports Group. They represent a number of Canadian Premier League athletes, like Valour FC men Austin Ricci and Moses Dyer, Halifax Wanderers forward Akeem Garcia, and York9 FC’s Jordan Wilson.
The Alberta-based club has now re-signed eleven players for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season, with Selemani joining a core group of returning players, a trio of exciting youngsters, Brazilian winger Richard Luca, and former York9 FC midfielder Joseph Di Chiara.
Joining Cavalry FC is an exciting moment and step for me and my family. I am more than thankful for the opportunity to be able to call ATCO Field home. I hope to continue to build on the momentum the staff and players have created over the first two seasons and to be successful as a group.Ahinga Selemani
Cavalry FC did not disclose the length or financial details of Selemani’s contract.