For the first time, FC Edmonton could have brothers on the field, playing the ball to each other, in an NASL game.
The team announced Friday, just hours before the players are to take the five-hour bus trip north to Fort McMurray, that it has promoted 19-year-old midfielder Bruno Zebie from the academy to the senior club.
Bruno is the younger brother of FCE fullback Allan Zebie.
Bruno has been inked on a week-to-week, emergency basis. On Wednesday, Coach Colin Miller called FCE’s current injury crisis the worst he’s seen in over 30 years of pro soccer. As of Wednesday, he had just 14 players who would be healthy enough to play — and that includes two goalkeepers.
“We’re delighted that Bruno has agreed to join our team on a week-to-week basis,” FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller said in a release issued by the club. “Bruno has spent time playing with our Academy and trained last year with our first team. We are grateful that he is able to step in and help us in this injury crisis.”
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