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AFC Mobile adds local high school standouts to roster

AFC Mobile has added two local high school players to the roster ahead of the team’s first away game of the 2017 Gulf Coast Premier League season. Midfielder Clairy Kengeye joins the club after helping lead W.P. Davidson High School to the the AHSAA 7A State Championship game before falling to Oak Mountain in a penalty shootout.

Clairy Kengeye
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“Clairy brings a lot of skill and work ethic and can bring some power to the attack,” said AFC Mobile head coach Nate Nicholas.

Bayside Academy’s Dawson Jellenc has been added to the roster to solidify the AFC Mobile defense ahead of three consecutive games on the road. Jellenc’s Bayside team made a deep run in the AHSAA 1A-3A playoffs before losing to Indian Springs 3-1 in the semifinals.

“Dawson and Clairy have played for me for years so they bring a familiarity to my style of play and expectations,” Nicholas said.

Dawson Jellenc
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The two additions could see action this weekend when AFC Mobile travels to Kenner, Louisiana to take on the Louisiana Fire. The Fire lost 3-2 to Jackson, Mississippi’s Gaffa FC in the first week of the season. AFC Mobile will be looking to secure its first win after a tight 2-1 loss in Week 1 to Pensacola’s Gulf Coast Texans. Saturday’s kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. at Lions Field in Kenner.

AFC Mobile will return home to the Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex (“The Lip”) on Saturday, June 10th for a 7:00 p.m. match-up against Biloxi City FC, a budding rivalry being coined the “Forgotten Coast Cup.” Tickets are only $5.00, and kids 12 and under will be admitted free of charge. RSVP today and invite your friends!  Be sure to follow AFC Mobile on all your favorite social media platforms: Facebook: AFC Mobile; Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat: @AFCMobile.