Photo courtesy Isaiah J. Downing / Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced on Friday the club had completed the transfer of Cameroonian goalkeeper Moise Pouaty and defender Pascal Eboussi. The signings are pending receipt of the players’ International Transfer Certificates.
"Both Moise and Pascal are young and exciting players,” said Switchbacks Head Coach Steve Trittschuh. “They were brought in to solidify our team and add to the quality of players we have on the roster. We expect big things from both of them."
Pouaty, 21, will join the Switchbacks after his recent call up to the Cameroon National Team, which will face Tunisia on March 24 in an international exhibition. The contest is the Indomitable Lions' first game since winning the 2017 African Cup of Nations. Pouaty is then set to bring his international experience and goalkeeping talents to the USL where he hopes to make an immediate impact for Colorado Springs.
Eboussi, 19, joins the Switchbacks as one of Cameroon’s most exciting young center back prospects, and he is aiming to continue developing that talent and potential in the USL this season. A strong and aggressive defender, Eboussi will immediately add an athletic presence in the Switchbacks’ defense as the Switchbacks aim for a third consecutive berth in the USL Cup Playoffs.
“I felt really welcome as soon as I got to the airport. I feel like this team feels like a family. I am ready to prove who I really am on the field," said Eboussi on arriving in Colorado Springs. "I am well aware if I listen to the coaches I will reach my full potential."