Mo Omar Bids Farewell To Halifax
Halifax Wanderers midfield engine Mohamed Omar is shipping out from the port of Halifax.
The 24-year-old centre midfielder had spent the last two seasons in Wanderers blue, making 44 appearances and being named to an assistant captain role this year.
He was a crucial figure in the Wanderers side that reached playoffs this season, with the Toronto-born midfielder featuring in 25 league games en route to a postseason-clinching finish. He also donned the armband for their playoff clash against Pacific, having worn it 13 times earlier this year.
Described as a natural leader by Andre Rampersad, the-six-foot-three certainly midfielder was a near-constant presence under Patrice Gheisar and will leave some big shoes to fill, particularly given his versatility in defensive roles.
“Through the ups and downs, it was a pleasure to have played alongside this special group,” said Omar online. “Thank you to everyone at the club for welcoming me in the last two years. To the fans, thank you for your unwavering support. I’m grateful to have met some wonderful people along the way. With that said, I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my career. Thank you, Halifax.”
Omar first arrived to Canadian Premier League pastures after his selection in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft saw him trial with the Colorado Rapids. Though York United had moved in to sign him, it was the Halifax Wanderers who ultimately won out on the Notre Dame captain.
The Halifax Wanderers recently confirmed four additions who had all met appearance clauses this year, though Omar – who just wrapped his own option year – is moving on. Where he lands remains a mystery for now, but it’s fair to say his stock rose during his time on the Atlantic coast.