Cavalry Adds Asante On Dev Deal
Canadian Premier League table toppers Cavalry FC are adding another youngster to a developmental deal, bringing in 17-year-old midfielder Tate Asante for the remainder of the season.
The Calgary-born midfielder wet his feet with the New Frontier Soccer Club, where he featured for both the 2006 and U-23 sides and was described as an all-action midfielder with great physical ability for his age.
He also suited up for the Cavalry FC U-21 side for this year’s League1 Alberta season, where head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. was able to get a better look at the youngster.
“Tate has shown a lot of high potential qualities that we like,” said Tommy. “He is a very mobile and athletic midfielder, with a good sense of the game on both sides of the ball. We’ve enjoyed watching him play, with energy and enthusiasm with our U-21’s and he’s adapted quite well training with the professionals.”
The Calgary-based club has proven to be quite a pipeline for young talent, recently selling 21-year-old Goteh Ntignee for a league record transfer worth around $500,000, while teenagers like Aribim Pepple and Victor Loturi have been sold upwards to Europe, too.
The addition of Asante on a developmental deal comes just one after after the club inked 17-year-old defender Michael Harms to a multi-year deal.