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Osama Ali: October's Zueike Male Athlete of the Month

Osama Ali: October's Zueike Male Athlete of the Month

Congratulations to Osama Ali of Blazers Men's Soccer on being selected the CMU Zueike Male Athlete of the Month for October.  The rookie striker gave opposition defenders fits all season with his speed and relentless pursuit of the ball.

Known to his coaches and teammates as 'Ronaldo,' the speedy striker's commitment to bettering his game on and off the pitch makes the comparison more than a nominal nod to the shared number seven on the jersey.  Ali finished the season in a tie for the team lead in goals with four, and added the Blazers' lone tally in their MCAC Championships semi-final match.  It was a strong finish to the season overall for the green and gold, with the team taking points in four of their six games down the stretch of the regular season, including two wins and a draw against the eventual MCAC Champions Brandon Bobcats.

Blazers Men's Soccer co-head coaches Gode Katembo and Anderson Pereira have been impressed with their off-season signing's talent and work ethic, and are excited about the young star's potential on the pitch.  "Osama's exceptional skill on the field is only surpassed by his unwavering dedication to fortifying our team's defense through relentless hard work.  Osama was very important for us this past month not only as a threat up front but also as a non-stop hard working first line of defense.  He is the type of player that you love to have on your team and that you hate to play against.  His commitment with the team this season was outstanding and you could clearly see the results on the pitch.  A great season for his first year, we are certainly looking forward to having him push the bar even higher in the years to come."

Before he can think about next year's outdoor season, Ali will be hitting the indoor court for the upcoming futsal season which begins after the Christmas break, and his speed and agility will certainly be a factor for the Blazers.  The team open their season on the road in Niverville on January 14th, when they play matches against the two Brandon-based teams with the hopes of once again hoisting the Copa de la Paz MCAC Championship trophy in early March.

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