Ballou Tabla goes to Turkey
Former CF Montreal Ballou player Jean-Yves Tabla will now continue his career in Turkey’s second division.
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On Wednesday, Atlético d’Ottawa announced the sale of the 23-year-old to Manisa FC.
“We are losing an important player, but on the other hand, the club should be proud of what we have achieved. Our goal is to help players develop and take positive steps in their careers. With Ballou, we are proud to have helped him achieve this goal. I wish him the best of luck in his new chapter,” said Atletico coach Carlos Gonzalez, as reported by One Soccer media.
Tabla joined Ottawa in February 2022, playing in the Canadian Premier League (PLC). A few months ago, he saw his relationship with CF Montreal come to an end after being suspended by the Major League Soccer (MLS) club. to exercise the option provided for in its contract.
Formed as part of the formation academy then known as Montreal Impact, Tabla was the first club product to be sold in Europe in 2018, namely Barcelona FC. The Ivorian native returned to Montreal on loan in August 2019.
Tabla scored seven goals and five assists in 29 appearances for Atlético last year.
“My time in Ottawa was amazing,” he said. I got back a lot of things I lost: first my smile, then my joy on the field. I met great people, great staff and fans. Every day was full of positives, what an experience.”
“Unfortunately, I have to go this way without the chance to say goodbye to the fans, but that’s football.”
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