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Cavalry FC Ahinga Selemani

Report: Selemani Set For CPL Return

By on July 22, 2023 0 1378 Views

Former Cavalry forward Ahinga Selemani will be headed back to the Canadian Premier League after two seasons playing abroad.

We believe the centre-forward is headed for Valour, who certainly haven’t proven potent in the offensive third of late – though we can’t rule out other CPL sides.

The 27-year-old forward had scored three goals for Cavalry back in 2021 before jumping to the Maltese Premier League with Gudja United, where he produced five goals and three assists in 24 appearances.

He then joined USL1 expansion side One Knoxville SC last December.

Selemani’s prior spell in the CPL saw him record three goals and two assists, which was actually double his xG and xA – and that kind of potency is something that Winnipeg would certainly by hungry for.

Born in New Brunswick but raised in Michigan, Selemani is a dual-national citizen who featured for the United States at the U-17, U-18, and U-20 levels.

The former NCAA athlete has also played professionally in the Czech Republic, Gibraltar, and New Zealand, where he played alongside former Valour captain Dylan Sacramento at Hawke’s Bay United.

He’s been featured exclusively as a substitute with One Knoxville, suggesting his midseason move back to home soil comes with the prospect of an increase in minutes.

There’s been plenty of midseason moves made by clubs thus far, though Valour had remained inactive on the market thus far. With the club scoring less goals than any other side, Selemani’s arrival could help boost them up from seventh in league standings.

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