The HFX Wanderers have bolstered their roster with some Maritime blood.
The yet-to-be-formed soccer club announced Wednesday they’ve signed 17-year-old Scott Firth, a Halifax midfielder dubbed “one of the hottest prospects in Nova Scotia.”
In a press release Wednesday, the Wanderers said Firth has been attracting attention from professional clubs since his early teens.
Firth calls the opportunity to play professionally in his home province nothing short of exciting.
“As soon as I heard about the league, I knew it was a chance,” Firth said. “It’s a new pathway to the top that helps a lot of people to achieve their full potential and get noticed.
“It’s a great feeling, especially being local.”
Firth is the ninth player to sign with the Wanderers. The club inked their first player in November, 23-year-old fullback Zachary Sukunda. They’ve steadily increased their roster over the past few weeks, adding up-and-coming players with professional experience overseas.
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Other signings include goaltender Jan-Michael Williams, defenders Elton John and Chakib Hocine, midfielder Elliot Simmons, and forwards Akeem Garcia, Andre Rampersad, and Vincent Lamy.
The club also drafted two defenders and a keeper at the CPL U SPORTS draft earlier in November. Peter Schaale, André Bona and Christian Oxner still need to prove themselves to head coach Stephen Hart before cracking the roster.
The Canadian Premier League is scheduled to begin this spring.