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Atlético Ottawa signs Jamaican midfielder Tevin Shaw for 2021

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Atlético Ottawa announced the signing of Jamaican midfielder Tevin Shaw for the 2021 Canadian Premier League season Tuesday.

The 23-year-old had originally been signed by the Atlético for the 2020 season. But Shaw was unable to join up with the team at the CPL Island Games due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Shaw has made over 100 appearances in the Jamaican National Premier League, most recently with Portmore United. The midfielder has also represented Jamaica, earning six caps for the senior team.

“Tevin is experienced and a technically gifted player,” said Atlético Ottawa head coach Mista, via a club statement. “We will look to him to give us that touch of quality in the midfield. We missed him in 2020 and look forward to him finally joining the club.”

Hoping to make up for lost time

Shaw admits he was disappointed to have missed the CPL Island Games last summer. But he is hoping to make up for lost time.

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“I am excited to re-sign with Atlético Ottawa,” said Shaw. “It was difficult to watch the Island Games from home in 2020. I felt like I should have been out there on the field with the squad. I can’t wait to get started in Ottawa.”

Shaw is Atlético’s seventh signing of the new season, joining Keesean Ferdinand, Antoine Coupland, Vashon Neufville, Ben McKendry and Brandon John.

with files from Atlético Ottawa

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