Photo courtesy Steve Kingsman / Freestyle Photography / Ottawa Fury FC
FRESNO, Calif. — Fresno FC bolstered its back line on Wednesday as it signed defenders Ramon Martin Del Campo and Bradley Kamdem Fewo, pending league and federation approval. Del Campo, 24, joins Los Zorros from Ottawa Fury FC, where he played the 2017 USL season. The 23-year-old Kamdem Fewo played the last two seasons with Rochester Rhinos.
“I’m delighted to add to our defense with Ramon and Bradley,” said Fresno FC Head Coach Adam Smith. “With the two of them, we’ve put the last defensive pieces of the puzzle together and we’re excited to bring them on and get the season going.”
Del Campo started 23 of 24 appearances in 2017 for Ottawa Fury FC, leading the club in clearances and blocks with 112 and 21, respectively. The defender’s 45 interceptions were fourth-most on the club and, offensively, he scored two goals and provided two assists. He was named to the USL’s Team of the Week twice, earning the nod in Week 7 and Week 23.
Born in Mexico, but raised in California, Del Campo played collegiately at UC Davis. In 2013, he was called to the United States’ U23 National Team training camp and played in one match against the Bahamas. A year later he was named as a finalist for the Premier Development League’s Young Player of the Year Award, and then joined the professional ranks with Costa Rican powerhouse Deportivo Saprissa.
A native of Paris, France, Kamdem Fewo has appeared in 50 matches including 37 starts for the Rhinos over the last two seasons. He made 24 appearances last season, logging 1,725 minutes and converting 84.6 percent of his tackles to go with one goal.
“Ramon is an excellent defender, and will provide great organizational skills from the back,” said Smith. “Bradley is an exciting attacking-minded defender. He not only will provide additional strength in the back four, but also look to support forward players and provide that width in the attack.”