Boston City FC top scorer Isaac Nana Addai is to return to the Lions for the 2018 National Premier Soccer League season.
The popular attacking midfielder found the net 12 times in the NPSL in 2017 and once in the U.S. Open Cup, and led the team with 7 assists. He returns following a loan spell with Brazilian Campeonato Paulista first division club Ferroviaria, who he will rejoin at the end of the upcoming NPSL season.
“I am happy to be back with my Boston City teammates and I can’t wait to play for the club and our great fans again,” said the Liberian-born 23-year-old. “We have some unfinished business because we should have gone further into the playoffs last season and I expect to challenge for the NPSL championship.”
Addai won one NPSL National Player of the Week award last season and was twice named to the Football Manager NPSL Team of the Week. In 2016, he won both the NPSL Golden Ball (player of the season) and NPSL Golden Boot (top scorer) awards, scoring 18 goals in only 15 matches as a member of the Rhode Island Reds.
“Isaac brings excitement and an ability to beat defenders and score goals from midfield, so he is very valuable to our squad,” said Boston City FC head coach Palhinha. “He has all the qualities to play at the next level and he will be a key part of our plans this season.”
Addai and the Lions will kick off the 2018 NPSL season at home to New York Cosmos B on Saturday, May 5 at 7pm ET at Malden Catholic High School. Season tickets for the club’s third season are now on sale priced $80, with an eight-match package, to include three special event matches, which will be announced at a later date. Season ticket holders will receive an exclusive Boston City FC drawstring bag provided by official outfitter and apparel supplier New Balance, for a limited time. Tickets may be purchased online at www.BostonCityFC.com/tickets or by calling 617-513-0202.
Addai has represented the Liberia Under-23 national team and played professionally in both his native country and Ghana, where he arrived having played soccer in a refugee camp during the Liberian civil war. He played for Accra’s Sovereign Academy for five years in Ghana before joining Buduburam FC and Bago FC for one and two years respectively. He returned to Liberia after the war, but later made the decision to come to America to follow his soccer dream.