HFX Wanderers FC is pleased to announce Zachary Sukunda as the club’s first signing for the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League.
The 23-year-old Ottawa-born defender joins the Wanderers after spells playing in Sweden and Australia.
He made his professional soccer debut with FC Montreal in 2015 after being a part of the Montreal Impact academy.
Sukunda is the first signing of a core group of young Canadian players the club hopes will develop in the new CPL, as part of the its mandate to build a league that’s for Canadians by Canadians.
“It feels truly amazing, I was talking to my parents and we were saying in 30 or 40 years when people look up the first signing of the Wanderers, it will be me,” Sukunda said.
The full-back said the chance to improve under the coaching of Stephen Hart, as well as being part of a brand new national league in Canada, are key reasons he’s signed for the Wanderers.
Coach Hart said Sukunda has impressed him as a hard working player the fans will enjoy watching.
“He’s an attacking full-back which I like in the game today. He can play on either wing. I think they will be very excited to see him perform,” Hart said.
The Wanderers would like to congratulate Zachary and wish him every success in Halifax.