Nef: Kacher Set For Edmonton Move
Canadian journalist Thomas Nef has stated that Masta Kacher will be taking his next steps with FC Edmonton.
The 26-year-old winger spent the last two seasons in Winnipeg with Valour FC, where he made eighteen appearances and scored a single goal at The Island Games against – you guessed it – his new team apparent.
Kacher found himself out of favour at IG Field following the arrival of Phillip Dos Santos, with the winger dropping out of squad selection entirely after having been a frequent substitute under Rob Gale.
The Algeria-born attacker had developed through the CF Montreal Academy, spending time in the USL with FC Montreal, Colorado Springs Switchbacks, Real Monarchs, and Saint Louis FC before joining Valour FC in 2020.
His release from Winnipeg was confirmed a few weeks ago, though he looks to be a player worthy of a fresh start with another CPL side: with over 130 professional appearances between the USL and CPL, he could surprise a few doubters. A move to Edmonton would likely see a significant increase in game time for him, too.
The move would bring the known FC Edmonton roster count up to five, with the club confirming that academy youngsters T-Boy Fayia and Darlington Murasiranwa would return earlier today, along with the leak of two intra-league loans in Julian Ulbricht and Tobias Warschewski courtesy of York United.
We’ve previously reported that the FC Edmonton roster rebuild will consist of minimum salary athletes that either arrive as young prospects or second-chance athletes. Kacher, who sat out the last thirteen matches for Valour FC last season, may certainly fit the bill.
FC Edmonton has not commented on the rumour as of yet, but player news is certainly starting to trickle out as the club builds momentum towards its fourth CPL season.