AFC Mobile announces roster for GCPL campaign

AFC Mobile is pleased to announce the roster for the 2017 Gulf Coast Premier League summer season. After weeks of tryouts and training, head coach Nate Nicholas has narrowed down his team to these 23 players:

Hugo Aranda
High School: Universidad Del Valle de México (Toluca, Mexico)
Hometown: Querétaro (Mexico)

Mathieu Dazet
College: Airbus School
Hometown: Launaguet, Midi-Pyrénées (France)

KC Espoir
High School: Murphy
Hometown: Muyovozi (Tanzania)

Martin Fiemauhle
College: Duquesne University
High School: Hastings (Houston)
Hometown: Houston, Texas

Jorge Fuentes
College: Copiah Lincoln Community College
High School: W.P Davidson
Hometown: Morelia Michoacán (Mexico)

Elijah Gibson
College: University of Mobile
High School: Clay-Chalkville (Pinson, AL)
Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Nathan Gillespie
College: University of Mobile
High School: Fairhope
Hometown: Fairhope, AL

Brent Grube
College: Cornerstone University
High School: Hudsonville
Hometown: Mobile

Austin Hilyer
College: University of Alabama
High School: UMS-Wright
Hometown: Mobile

Greg Hosford
College: University of South Alabama
High School: W.P. Davidson
Hometown: Mobile

Tanner Kukes
High School: Pensacola Catholic
Hometown: Pensacola, FL

Jubril Lawal
College: University of Mobile
High School: Eko Boys (Nigeria)
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Guillermo Lumbreras Jr
High School: W.P. Davidson
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Markos Mallis
College: University of South Alabama
High School: McGill-Toolen Catholic
Hometown: Mobile

Baba Mediatur
High School: W.P. Davidson
Hometown: Tanzania

Matt Merrill
College: University of Mobile
High School: Mary G. Montgomery (Semmes, AL)
Hometown: Mobile

Moses Muhubao
College: University of Mobile
High School: Murphy
Hometown: Mobile

Barou Ndaw
College: Spring Hill College
High School: St. Paul’s Episcopal
Hometown: Mobile

Amos Ndikumana
High School: Murphy
Hometown: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

Chisom Ogbonna
College: Robert Morris University
High School: Mathers (Chicago)
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Chris Rumsey
College: Faulkner State Community College
High School: Quincy Senior (Quincy, Illinois) and Theodore
Hometown: Quincy, IL

Brian Singler
High School: Deep Creek (Chesapeake, VA)
Hometown: Robertsdale, AL

Sherman Winchester
College: University of Mobile
High School: W.P. Davidson
Hometown: Mobile

“This has been a long time coming,” said club president Abram Chamberlain. “The board has been working on this dream becoming a reality for the better part of two years. These players have put in an innumerable amount of effort in training, scrimmages, and tryouts. We are so humbled by the sixty-something players who wanted to be part of this. Making these choices from all the hugely talented players that came out is the hardest things we’ve had to do thus far.”

The roster features players with playing experience at the college level as well as in the PDL and NPSL.

Eleven of these players will make up AFC Mobile’s first ever starting XI when they take on Pensacola’s Gulf Coast Texans next Sunday, May 14. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at the Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex. Single game tickets are $5. Admissions are free for kids 12 and under. Season passes can be purchased here.

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