seaside, california – Monterey Bay FC announced on Friday that the club has signed midfielder Nevero Yoseke to a one-year deal. The move adds significant depth to MBFC’s midfield ahead of Saturday night’s third game against New Mexico United at Cardinal Stadium.
“Nevero went on trial during preseason,” said Monterey Bay Sporting Director and Head Coach Frank Yallop. “We got in touch at the beginning of February. He was here, so I invited him to come in for an assessment. From day one, he’s been a good fit. I appreciate him and his hard work, sweetie, he still has a long way to go to reach this level, but he is making great progress and is performing the 6 positions very well. He will only get better.”
Born in Khartoum, Sudan, Yoseke is no stranger to adversity. He was raised in the Sengoku period, and after his father died, he defected to Egypt with his father, mother, and four brothers. Despite living in refugee camps, they were in constant danger. Especially when another African football team beat the Egyptian national team. That was when insults, beatings, and worse mounted against people in refugee camps.
After waiting seven years, Yoseke and his family finally emigrated to Canada, where Yoseke launched his professional football career. signed a contract. Yoseke played 25 games for the Canadian club, recording 1,114 minutes and scoring 1 goal. At his youth international level, Yoseke played for Canada in his 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, making his international debut on 19 October against Austria.
After playing in Sweden, France and Quebec, Yosekke spent the 2021 campaign as a member of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) at New Amsterdam FC in New York. The now 27-year-old has joined Yallop’s squad ahead of his fifth game of the club’s season.
“I’m very happy. I love the fans here and I love the area,” said Yoseke. “I am grateful for the opportunity Frank has given me and now I am thinking of giving it back on the field. I will do my best to play for the team and especially for the fans.”