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Eddies Addition: St. Albert Impact Sign Prince Amanda

By on February 17, 2024 0 1906 Views

The St. Albert Impact is adding more FC Edmonton flavour to the recipe ahead of the 2024 League1 Alberta season.

Having recently added former Eddies full-back T-Boy Fayia, the club has now unveiled the signing of former Eddies forward Prince Amanda, who’s professional debut with FC Edmonton saw him tally a goal and assist back in 2019.

The next two seasons would see Amanda’s influence limited to just six appearances, with the winger adding three more as a late season reinforcement in the club’s penultimate year.

Last year saw Amanda present at the YEG Combine showcase which featured stars like Alphonso Davies and other former Eddies like Shamit Shome, David Doe, and Marcus Velado-Tsegaye. He then went east to Ontario, suiting up for the Blue Devils once before settling with League1 Ontario’s Alliance United, where all four of his goals came in a thirty-one minute dismantling of Unionville Milliken.

FC Edmonton Prince Amanda
Photo Credit: John Jacques

Amanda had been eligible for the latest CPL-U SPORTS Draft, but with no CPL return on the menu it looks like the 22-year-old will test himself close to home in St. Albert instead.

He’ll be a familiar face to technical director Jeff Paulus, having come through both the academy and putting in two of three CPL seasons directly under his guidance.

Born in Tanzania after his family fled the Democratic Republic of Congo during its civil war, the winger has called Alberta home since the age of eight: growing up in Edmonton, he eventually joined the FC Edmonton Academy and, four years on, turned professional with the side.

With Amanda now earning his education at the University of Albert and suiting up for the Golden Bears, a move to the St. Albert Impact will allow him to stay home will continuing to put his name out there in soccer circles.

Last season saw the St. Albert Impact reach the championship final in the League1 Alberta exhibition series, through the Calgary Foothills ultimately won out. With additions like Fayia and Amanda, however, it’s clear St. Albert’s football team is gunning for glory.

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