Cavalry Hopes To Continue ‘Great Tradition’ Of CB Signings With Udoka Chima
Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC has inked 21-year-old Nigerian youth international Udoka Chima to a multi-year deal.
Standing at an imposing six-foot-three, the central defender arrives to Spruce Meadows from Scottish side Queens of the South FC, having previously developed at the Burnley FC Academy.
The English-Nigerian defender has also suited for Nigeria at the U-19 level, and will arrive eager to impress the Cavalry faithful after signing a two-year deal with a club option for a further year.
“We’ve done a lot of extensive scouting on Udoka and have been impressed with his love of defending and his athletic attributes, whilst also being excited at the potential he has to further improve with us,” says Cavalry FC head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr.
“On top of his ability, he has a big personality and is an excellent speaker, which is a rare trait these days. We have a great tradition of centre-backs that have come through our club, and we feel Udoka will further add to that depth chart.”
The club will be headed in to the 2023 Canadian Premier League season with Daan Klomp and Callum Montgomery offering Udoka competition in the spot, with the team having done well to replace Karifa Yao following his two standout seasons in Alberta.
“I’m very excited to be here at such a fantastic club with such amazing fans,” said Chima. “I can’t wait to get started and show everyone the passion that I have, every day I work hard to be the best teammate and to offer everything I can for this club. I’m very thankful for this opportunity and to show everyone the talent that I have through winning with this club. If there’s no risk, there’s no reward.”
Udoka Chima arrives to Cavalry FC on a two-year deal with a club option for a further year.