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HFX Wanderers Sign CPL-U SPORTS Draft Pick Kareem Sow for the 2021 Season

June 11, 2021 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - HFX Wanderers FC News Release

Halifax, N.S. - The Halifax Wanderers are pleased to announce the signing of Canadian defender Kareem Sow to a CPL-U SPORTS contract for the 2021 season.

Kareem Sow, hailing from Ottawa, ON is a third year Mechanical Engineer student at Université de Montréal. Sow, 20, is the latest product of Montreal Carabins soccer program to attract the attention of Halifax Wanderers. He was a part of the 2018 team that won the U SPORTS Men's Canadian Championship alongside Wanderers teammates Omar Kreim and Pierre Lamothe.

Wanderers Head Coach and General Manager Stephen Hart has taken note of Sow's potential to add strength and depth to the back line.

"He's a central defender, I was excited to get him because he's a cool, calm, collected type of defender with good physical qualities and good ball-playing qualities."

Sow arrived in Halifax last week to begin his 14-day quarantine prior to joining the squad ahead of The Kickoff - the Canadian Premier League 2021 season's opening stanza set to start June 26 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

"He's another U SPORTS product that we picked up in the Draft," explains Coach Hart. "So we're hoping that gives us some depth at centre back because more than likely Jems Geffrard will not be with us for the first part of the season in Winnipeg as he's with Haiti for World Cup Qualifiers and Gold Cup. So that gives us some depth there."

Sow is the seventh CPL-U SPORTS Draft pick signed by the Wanderers to either a full-time or developmental contract, joining Christian Oxner, Peter Schaale, Cory Bent, Jake Ruby and Stefan Karajovanovic as draftees who will now represent Halifax in the 2021 CPL season.

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