Pacific FC sign French midfielder Aly Ndom

Pacific FC today announced the signing of French midfielder Aly Ndom ahead of the 2024 Canadian Premier League (CPL) season.

Ndom, 27, joins the Tridents on a to a two-year guaranteed contract.

The native of Pontoise, France arrived on Vancouver Island this week after most recently playing for Finnish club IFK Mariehamn in the country’s top flight of football. He made 28 overall appearances in Mariehamn in 2023, notching two assists.

“We are excited to have Aly join the PFC family, he’s a player with lots of personality and great character,” said Jamar Dixon, Manager of Football, Pacific FC. “He has an immense amount of experience and will help lead our backline.”

The left-footed midfielder has played at clubs throughout Europe, spending much of his career to date in France. Ndom came up with Stade de Reims, representing both the club’s reserve and senior teams and helping the senior side earn promotion from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1, France’s top division, in 2018. He spent time on loan to Caen in 2019 and represented Auxerre in 27 matches between 2019 and 2022, scoring two goals.

Ndom, who holds both French and Senegalese citizenships, left France for Romanian side AFC Chindia Targoviste in 2022, where he played two matches, before heading to Italy’s Viterbese in 2023 and joining IFK Mariehamn later that year.

Ndom joins Pacific FC’s fellow midfielders, Yeates, Young, Toussaint, Bahous and Lamothe for the coming season. The club kicks off training on Monday, Feb. 19 at a week-long camp at Pacific Institute of Sports Excellence (PISE). Media availabilities will be announced by Friday, Feb. 16. Pacific will begin the 2024 CPL Season on Saturday, April 13 at Starlight Stadium, welcoming Halifax Wanderers FC in a battle of the league’s costal clubs. The match kicks off at 4 p.m. PT.