Valour FC, Venezuelan striker Ronny Maza mutually terminate contract

Valour FC has announced the club and striker Ronny Maza have agreed to mutually terminate the latter’s contract due to visa delays and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Maza, 23, was signed by Winnipeg in January from his native country Venezuela and top-tier side Trujillanos FC. The forward was fresh off a breakout season in 2019 with Trujillanos, scoring nine times in 31 games to finish third in the Venezuelan Primera División in scoring for the Clausura tournament and lead his side to a playoff position.

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Across stints with Trujillanos, Zulia FC, and Portuguesa FC over the past four years, Maza has played 82 games in the Venezuelan top division, scoring 17 goals in 5,554 minutes of top-flight football.

Maza is the second Valour player to see his deal terminated due to visa delays; Costa Rican midfielder Nestor Monge split with the club earlier this month.

Valour now has 18 players confirmed for the 2021 CPL season and are set to open training camp Monday. View the confirmed squad so far here.