Awuah Posts Farewell To Forge
Canadian left-back Kwame Awuah has made his departure from Forge official news today – though he hints that a return may be on the cards at some point.
The 26-year-old left-back has been an integral part in Forge’s success thus far, making eighty appearances and helping the side to two CPL titles right out of the gate. He departs with three goals and ten assists to his name, the last of which helped Forge remain undefeated at home in continental action.
Kwame recently trialed with the Vancouver Whitecaps, though both parties decided to move on despite the attack-minded full-back impressing in camp. His return to Forge was made much less likely with the arrival of Ashtone Morgan, with Awuah posting an official farewell message today:
“Three unforgettable years, creating history with an amazing organization and devoted fans in the City of Hamilton,” said Awuah online, “From Day One, I knew we were on the verge of creating something special. And that’s exactly what we did! I am forever grateful that I was part of this Forge legacy.”
The full-back made sure to thank the training staff, coaches, and members of the Forge organization who made his three seasons with the club a success, also thanking teammates whom he now describes as brothers.
“The best part of playing here was the grind we went through every single day, and that is what resulted in our success! That is what made us the blueprint club,” he states.
That blueprint of success is set to carry on in Forge’s fourth season, with the Hamilton-based side currently in its final preparations before a Champions League debut against Cruz Azul. While there’s no doubt Kwame would enjoy being a part of it, that isn’t meant to be at the moment.
“This isn’t a goodbye, but a see you later,” he closed, echoing the words of Emery Welshman, “Wishing many more successful years to come. Thank you for everything – Forever First, Forever Forge.”
The 26-year-old will certainly be one of the hottest Canadian free agents on the market right now, though it remains to be seen where the former NYCFC midfielder ends up next. While any CPL side would be happy to have him, one can’t fully rule out any further MLS interest, either.