Whitecaps Set To Sign African DP?

Whitecaps Set To Sign African DP?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 12, 2011
  • Designated Player

Reinforcements could be on their way to Vancouver. The club is set to make a “major” announcement this morning. Yeah I know what you all are thinking with the word major in quotes but this one seems fairly straight forward here. Marc Weber of The Providence is reporting the club is set to sign a forward, possibly a Designated Player to go along with their current DP forward Eric Hassli.

Nigerian journalist and national team press officer Colin Udoh tweeted Monday evening that Major League Soccer’s first African designated player would be announced Tuesday. He added that the player captains his national team.

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Weber included two possible hints that could be signing today. Out of work African forwards who have captained their national team include Zimbabwean Benjani, 32, while Nigerian Kanu, 34, is coming off a quiet year with Portsmouth in England’s Championship.

It will be interesting to see exactly how well this new DP will work with Hassli and company. Hassli has done most of the Caps scoring himself this season due to the injury of Atiba Harris back in April. Before then, those two along with Brazilian Camilo were doing very well to find the back of the net.

Keep it here for more later on today as Vancouver signs their second DP.