MONTREAL – CF Montréal announced Monday the conclusion of a new contract with forward Kwadwo “Mahala” Opoku. The agreement is effective immediately until the end of the 2026 season and includes one option year in 2027.
Opoku was acquired on July 5 from LAFC in return for 1,650,000$ in 2023 General Allocation Money and 100,000$ in 2024 General Allocation Money.
Since arriving in Montreal, the Ghanaian forward has earned two starts, logged 121 minutes and scored the winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Charlotte FC, last Saturday at Stade Saputo. He also played 77 minutes against Pumas UNAM in the first game of the Leagues Cup.
Opoku is a 2022 MLS Cup winner with LAFC. In three and a half seasons with the Californian club, the 21-year-old striker played 60 regular-season games, including 35 starts, and 3,254 minutes of play, while collecting nine goals and seven assists. In the MLS Cup playoffs, he played four games, scoring in LAFC's 3-0 victory over Austin FC in the Western Conference final last October.
Before making the leap to North America, he scored 29 goals in 64 games with the Attram De Visser Soccer Academy. Internationally, he has represented Ghana at U-17 and U-20 levels, notably taking part in the 2017 U-17 African Cup of Nations in Gabon, where he played in two of the group stage matches.
Transaction: CF Montréal announced the conclusion of a new contract with forward Kwadwo “Mahala” Opoku. The agreement is effective immediately until the end of the 2026 season and includes one option year in 2027.