Valour FC signs Calum Ferguson, Federico Peña

Valour FC announced Wednesday the club has signed Scottish forward Calum Ferguson and Canadian midfielder Federico Peña to multi-year contracts.

Ferguson, 24, joins Valour FC after spending last season with Elgin City (Scottish League Two) where he made 10 appearances.

“Calum is an out-an-out old-fashioned centre forward and we know exactly what we’re going to get from him,” said Valour FC head coach Rob Gale. “He’s a hardworking, intelligent player with great movement and a poacher’s instinct for goal.”

Ferguson began his youth career at Ross County F.C. (Scottish Championship) before joining Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Scottish Championship) where he moved up the ranks as a young player. He made his senior debut for Inverness in 2015. The following year, Ferguson signed with Albion Rovers F.C. (Scottish First Division) where he spent one season before joining Elgin City.

On the national stage, Ferguson is eligible to play for both Scotland and Canada. He made his debut for Canada at the U-18 level playing at the 2013 Torneo COTIF and scored a goal against Belarus.

In 2014, he featured in the U-20 side playing in both the Milk Cup, and the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Peña, 20, played his youth soccer in Winnipeg after arriving in 2009 from Port of Spain. He first joined Winnipeg South End United (2009-2013), followed by Bonivital (2013-2015) and Granite United (2015-2017). The midfielder travelled for the 2016-2017 season signing with KAA Gent (Belgian First Division) and the U-21 squad. While there, Peña saw training time with the first team.

In 2018, he joined Royal Standard de Liege (Belgian First Division) as a member of the U-21 Reserves. Peña has ties to Gale through the National Development Centre and was a member of goalkeeper coach Patrick Di Stefani’s Focus9 Soccer Academy for a number of years.

The club has also announced that defender Nestor Navia will no longer be joining the club for the 2019 season due to personal reasons.