Please see below for a selection of recent L1O-related content:
Peterborough Examiner: Randy Ribeiro named permanent Electric City FC men’s and women’s coach
This week the team did announce it has removed the interim tag off head coach Randy Ribeiro, who will assume head coaching duties for both the men’s and women’s teams.
Read more by Mike Davies: https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/sports/soccer/2023/02/24/randy-ribeiro-named-permanent-electric-city-fc-mens-and-womens-coach.html
Northern Tribune: Halifax Adds Vaughan Azzurri Striker Kosi Nwafornso
The pipeline between Vaughan Azzurri and the Halifax Wanderers has continued to prove fruitful, with the east coast CPL team now confirming the acquisition of Nigerian forward Kosi Nwafornso on a one-year deal with club options for 2024 and 2025.
Read more by John Jacques: https://northerntribune.ca/halifax-wanderers-kosi-nwafornso/
The Laker: FC London inks Lewis Dye
A Fall River soccer player has landed a deal with a League 1 men’s club in Ontario. FC London announced on their Instagram they have signed Lewis Dye, a Lockview High alum, to their 2023 roster for the upcoming season.
Read more by Pat Healey: https://thelaker.ca/fc-london-inks-lewis-dye/?fbclid=IwAR1cUMv0CRGGmNakQxIk4KJq4C6iCyGtCG3TUUD_IMqxeaUXdFKGqogkBms
OSC: Toronto FC Sign Homegrown Defender Kobe Franklin
Toronto FC announced today that the club has signed defender Kobe Franklin to a Homegrown contract through 2024 with options for 2025 and 2026. Franklin becomes the 32nd player in club history to sign for the first team from the Toronto FC Academy.
Read more from OSC: https://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/toronto-fc-sign-homegrown-defender-kobe-franklin/n-5928135
CanPL: Wanderers sign Canadian U-21 midfielder Armaan Wilson
The Halifax Wanderers have signed Canadian U-21 midfielder Armaan Wilson to a contract through the 2023 CPL season with a club option for 2024.
Read more from CanPL: https://canpl.ca/article/wanderers-sign-canadian-u-21-midfielder-armaan-wilson
Northern Tribune: FC London Lands Former Eddies Youngster Kelsey Egwu
Former FC Edmonton youngster Kelsey Egwu has signed on with League1 Ontario side FC London for the upcoming season.
Read more by John Jacques: https://northerntribune.ca/fc-london-kelsey-egwu/
Sport RO: Doi fotbaliști români s-au calificat cu naționala Canadei la Campionatul Mondial Under 17!
Erik Pop și Andrei Dumitru sunt născuți amândoi în Ontario, dar au și cetățenie română. Primul s-a transferat în ianuarie la Karlsruher SC, al doilea evoluează la Toronto FC.
Read more by Catalin Parfene: https://www.sport.ro/stranieri/doi-fotbalisti-romani-s-au-calificat-cu-nationala-canadei-la-campionatul-mondial-under-17-baieti-seriosi.html
The application process for League1 Ontario media accreditation is now open, enabling reporters to cover L1O matches during the 2023 season.