Whitecaps make Jarju first African DP

Whitecaps make Jarju first African DP

MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps

Whitecaps make Jarju first African DP


No, the first African Designated Player in MLS won't be Didier Drogba.

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced the signing of 24-year-old Gambian forward Mustapha Jarju on Tuesday, making him the first African DP in MLS history.

Jarju, who is also known as Toubabo, most recently played for RAEC Mons, which was just promoted to the top flight in Belgium. He scored 25 goals and had 13 assists in all competitions for Mons in Belgium's second division last season and will look to combine with fellow DP Eric Hassli to spearhead an attack that has scored the third-fewest goals in MLS this season.

The move should also allow manager Tom Soehn to add width to the Vancouver attack by pushing Camilo out to the flanks.

What do you think about the signing of Jarju? Underwhelmed? Excited? Did you get your hopes up for Drogba? Think Jarju will find success in MLS?

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