cpl match_cpl cricket betting_Atletico Ottawa sign CF Montreal prospect on loan.

Atletico Ottawa has confirmed the signing of Canadian Jean-Aniel Assi on loan from MLS side CF Montreal. Assi will be a familiar name to CPL fans as the forward spent last season on loan at Cavalry FC. According to CF Montreal’s press release, the club can recall Assi at any point during his loan. Additionally, Assi has signed a new contract with Montreal that has added an option to extend his deal until 2025.

Born in Cote d’Ivoire, Jean-Aniel Assi moved to Montreal at the age of ten and joined CF Montreal’s academy at age 13. Assi has become a prospect to watch for the club. Notably, Assi featured for Canada at the U15 CONCAF Championship in 2019 scoring four goals in five matches en route to a shock win over Mexico in the knockouts. In 2020, Assi made history for CF Montreal becoming the youngest player ever to make a senior appearance. He made his debut in the CONCACAF Champions League against Honduran side Club Deportivo Olimpia.

Jean-Aniel Assi with Cavalry FC last season became a versatile player, featuring up and down the right side of the field. He recorded two assists in 18 Canadian Premier League matches last season. He played in both the clubs’ Canadian Championship matches including a start versus against the Vancouver Whitecaps.