Pacific Re-Signs Mukumbilwa
While Pacific FC find themselves right in the midst of a title challenge, the club is looking a little further into the future, too.
The Tridents have signed full-back Georges Mukumbilwa to a new deal that will keep him on the Isle through 2024 with a further club option for 2025.
His second season at the club has seen him firmly establish the left-back spot as his own, making 19 appearances with a few shifts at right-back, too.
“Georges is incredibly humble in his work, he’s a consistent and versatile player,” added head coach James Merriman, who brought in him to replace Kadin Chung last season. “He has great potential and is still developing, with his best football yet to come. I believe he’s one of the most underrated fullbacks in the CPL.”
The 23-year-old has shown some fast footwork and an even better work rate, and thus far it seems like the former Whitecaps prospect has been an astute addition from Merriman.
Pacific FC is currently second in league standings, six points back of Cavalry with three games left to play. Mukumbilwa joined after the club’s title win in 2021, so the re-signed athlete will be keen to pick up his first bit of silverware with the team, be that on the inbound regular season trophy or the North Star Shield.
The Tridents have a lot of work to do in terms of roster retention, with most of their athletes on expiring deals. Players like Amer Didic, Thomas Meilleur-Giguere, Manny Aparicio, and club captain Josh Heard are all on deals running to 2023.