Two Teenage Additions Join Forge FC
Forge FC has announced two additional player signings ahead of the club’s opening match away to Pacific FC this weekend.
The Hamilton-based side has signed 17-year-old Marcus Caldeira, who had been rostered for the club’s Champions League bouts against Cruz Azul.
He arrives on a developmental contract, though this isn’t his first stint with the side: the Mississauga-born teenager got his first taste of Forge action after arriving alongside Sebastian Castello midway through last season.
Prior to that, Caldeira developed with Forge’s League1 Ontario feeder club, Sigma FC.
The two-time CPL champions have also added English defender Abdulmalik Owolabi-Belewu, who arrives after spending the last season with the U-19 squad of Serie B side SPAL.
The 19-year-old native of London stands at an imposing six-foot-three. According to Transfermarkt, he appears to be a Canadian citizen and thus won’t occupy an international slot for the hammers.
The club is currently awaiting clearance of his international transfer certificate before he can be added to the roster, which makes it unclear if he’ll be in the squad this weekend. At the moment, he’s a bit of all-around unknown.
Forge FC will kick off its fourth Canadian Premier League season against Pacific FC on Sunday.