Forge FC inks Cameroonian international Bertrand Owundi

Forge FC signed Cameroonian international central defender Bertrand Owundi on Thursday, making the 25-year-old the first international signing in club history.

Owundi spent the 2018 season with Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United FC, splitting time between the MLS team and their United Soccer League affiliate the Charlotte Independence, making five appearances with the USL side.

Owundi was a part of Cameroon’s squad at the 2018 African Cup of Nations in Morocco, making two appearances before his country was knocked out of the group stage.

“Bertrand is a very good addition to our ongoing roster build. He brings a solid mentality to our defensive core and valuable experience on the international stage,” said Forge FC head coach Bobby Smyrniotis.

“His ability on the ball, along with his strong defensive qualities, will fit in well with our group.”

Owundi joins Kyle Bekker, Chris Nanco, Tristan Borges and Marcel Zajac as the club’s first signings.

Owundi’s addition to the squad is pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and necessary work visa documentation.