York9 FC Striker Simon Adjei Excited To Be Back For 2020
Taking to Instagram to announce his departure for the holidays, the 26-year-old striker thanked the York Region club’s staff, teammates, and fans for an unforgettable year in the Canadian Premier League before stating that he was excited to be back in 2020.
The implication here is, of course, that York9 FC has retained Adjei for the 2020 season, which would make him the first confirmed international signing of the club’s 2020 campaign. Presently, club gaffer Jim Brennan is just returning from an international talent scouting combine in Mexico.
Thus, Adjei becomes the second Nine Stripes player to seemingly confirm their 2020 contract status through social media, after Collingwood-born full-back Morey Doner made a similar announcement back in October.
The club has parted ways with six players so far, with Jim Brennan promising fans that the mistakes his squad made this season would be rectified next year. He’s happy with the way the core squad has adapted to how he’d like to play, though getting to this point led to struggles with consistency throughout the club’s inaugural campaign.
Simon Adjei was a forced to be reckoned with when he was with League1 Ontario side Aurora FC in 2016, scoring some 19 goals in 19 appearances. Following a successful stint with Assyriska IK back in Sweden, he became the league’s first-ever foreign signing last December.
The six-foot-four striker finished the inaugural Canadian Premier League season with seven goals, which is a bit less prolific than fans were expecting. By the end of the season, Brennan used Adjei’s physical presence to tire down defenders throughout the course of the match, with Rodrigo Gattas frequently being substituted on late-game to shock-and-awe the tired legs of the opposition.
While it looks like Adjei is destined to return for the Nine Stripes, there are also rumours that some players may be making intra-league transfers, too:
For its part, York9 FC has yet to confirm or deny the contract status of any players that it hasn’t publicly renewed or released.
Source: Simon Adjei (via Instagram)