Pacific FC has signed Canadian and former Atlético Ottawa fullback Kunle Dada-Luke for the 2021 Canadian Premier League.
A former Toronto FC product, Dada-Luke earned a spot on Ottawa’s inaugural roster after a closed-door tryout last spring after moving from Danish second-tier club FC Helsingør.
Dada-Luke, 21, did not make an appearance for Atlético at The Island Games in PEI, but can play as a winger and as a right fullback.
“Dada is a player with great potential and the physical attributes to play a modern game,” Pacific coach Pa-Modou Kah said in a media release. “I’m looking forward to him joining us and continuing his development.”
Known for his speed and ball control, the Mississauga, Ont., native earned two appearances for Canada’s under-17 side, both coming in 2017. He also scored six goals in 25 appearances for TFC’s League1 Ontario side before graduating to TFC II in USL by 2018.
Dada-Luke is Pacific’s 20th player confirmed for the 2021 CPL season, joining fellow newcomers Matteo Polisi and Manuel Aparicio on Vancouver Island.
The 2021 CPL season is targeting to kickoff on May 22nd in local markets, dependent on local health authority approval. 2021 Season Tickets are now available starting at $22/month! Stay tuned to pacificfc.ca and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest news.
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Founded in 2018, Pacific Football Club brings professional football to Vancouver Island. Playing out of a renovated, 6000-seat stadium in Langford, the club provides an outlet for Canadian soccer players to compete at the professional level of the sport on home soil.