Thu, May

Atlético Ottawa confirms departure of club original Malcolm Shaw

Atlético Ottawa club original Malcolm Shaw has officially left the Canadian Premier League side following four years in the nation’s capital.

The 28-year-old striker had been with the side through every season, tallying 83 appearances for the side throughout all competitions. The striker produced 19 goals and five assists during his time with the red-and-white, fittingly scoring the club’s first-ever home playoff goal in a feisty semi-final against Pacific.

Shaw’s last campaign for Ottleti was a quiet one, with the striker scoring just one goal in 22 league appearances, prompting the side to move on from the veteran striker as it seeks to regain its position as a playoff contender.

“It’s been an incredible journey being part of this club since day one,” wrote the striker online. “You all have shown love from the jump and I’m humbly grateful for that.”

Last season proved brighter on the national team stage for the centre-forward, who made his debut for the Trinidad and Tobago national team. He’d go on to make seven appearances for the Soca Warriors, scoring his first international goal against El Salvador in Nations League action.

Following the departure of Miguel Acosta, the out-of-contract Shaw had been been the highest active Ottleti player for appearances with 83. Now, Ollie Bassett leads the charge at 60.

The Pickering, Ontario native had previously played for Swedish third division side Assyriska IK, prior to which he scored thirteen goals in one season for fourth division side Raslatts SK.

He was also fairly prolific for his NCAA Division II soccer days, scoring 27 goals across four seasons for Roberts Wesleyan College.

Shaw’s now-former side has undergone quite a roster rebuild this offseason, with Ballou Tabla rejoining the attacking line while players like Manny Aparicio, Kevin Dos Santos, and Aboubacar Sissoko look like hefty reinforcements, with Amer Didic possibly set to land there too.

“Atlético Ottawa would like to thank Shaw for his commitment and professionalism during his time in the nation’s capital and wish him all the best in his next move,” reads a statement from the club itself.

“Though I’m moving on, the memories and experience will always be cherished. Until next time,” concludes Shaw himself.

SOURCE: Northern Tribune