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NSPL: Boston City Signs Golden Boot Winner Addai

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/aduamaphotography.com

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/aduamaphotography.com

Boston City FC bolstered its squad in a big way on Friday by signing reigning NPSL golden boot winner Isaac “Nana” Addai.

Addai, who scored a league-high 18 goals in 15 games for Rhode Island Reds FC in 2016, inked a two-year deal with City, which wrapped up its debut season in July.

“I think we can be an even better team this coming season, and I think we can win the NPSL,” said Addai in a team release on Friday. “The times I played against Boston City last season, I was a little intimidated by the fans, who made so much noise at games, so now I’m glad to be part of their family.”

Boston coach Palhinha, who guided his club to a second-place finish in the NPSL Northeast Atlantic Conference, welcomed the addition of the 22-year-old goalscorer, who reportedly trialed with USL outfit Bethlehem Steel FC last spring.

“We are delighted to add Isaac to our squad and believe we will create plenty of opportunities for him to continue his proven ability to score goals,” Palhinha said in a team release on Friday. “There were times last season when, despite the success of qualifying for the playoffs, we missed clear opportunities to score goals and we believe Isaac can provide a solution for our team in that area.”

Prior to joining the Reds in 2016, Addai suited up for the Rhode Island Oceaneers of the ASL.

The Liberian international said he is eager to extend the success he enjoyed in 2016 with Boston in 2017 and beyond.

“I want to improve my game,” Addai said, “and I can learn from coach Palhinha to create even more goal scoring opportunities.”

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