Stretford Paddock FC are pleased to announce 3 new additions to the squad. Gabriel Fernando (Attacking Midfielder), Kayode Adewale (Centre Half) and Denzel Kuzakwawo (Right Back/Right Wing) have today signed for Stretford Paddock FC and will be available to play next Saturday.

Gabriel Fernando is a Brazilian/Portuguese footballer, aged 24. He is an ex-Manchester City player. He most recently played at RedBull Bragantino.

Gabriel said: “I’ve signed for Stretford Paddock to get back to get back to my full fitness. I can’t wait to get out there to help the team.”

Gabriel Fernando in front of the Paddock tunnel at the Butchers Arms Ground

Kayode Adewale is a centre half who is looking forward to play for Stretford Paddock FC.

He sated: “I joined the team because I think this is a great opportunity for me to play for a good team and play at a good standard of football. I previously played as an international trialist for Cowdenbeath FC in Scotland, but was unable to get a contract. Before that I was at Witton Albion FC U21s and before that I also played for FC United U21s.”

Finally, we have Denzel Kuzakwawo. Denzel is a right back or right winger looking to make his mark in the squad.

He stated: ” I joined because it’s good exposure. There’s a good set of lads here and I buy into what you guys are trying to do. I’m enjoying the intensity and sessions so far. I can’t wait to get playing.”

Denzel Kuzakwawo in front of the Paddock tunnel at the Butchers Arms Ground

Manager Stephen Howson is excited to see the new players in action:

“Delighted to welcome 3 top draw footballers to the club. We’ve added strength, depth and some high level experience. Gabriel has got some fantastic experience and has looked great in training so I’m very excited to see him in a Paddock shirt. Kayode is a formidable defender, that I have seen play a couple of times, so I’m delighted that we’ve managed to get him. Denzel was highly recommended from my assistant, Pete, so I’m confident in his ability.”

“While we’re not technically bound by a deadline day ourselves, today’s signings represent the end of our active recruitment. We have a lot of players across the two squads, quality is deep, competition for places is strong and I am confident this group can challenge on all fronts.”

“We have begun to turn away players who arrive at training, and unless it’s someone with an extensive professional playing experience, I think that will remain in place.”

Will Hobson

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