Kevon Lambert (left) started with the Jamaican National Team in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup; Mala helped his club reach the CAF Champions League in the 2016-17 season. (H. Jose Bosch/PHXRisingFC.com)
(PHOENIX) August 10, 2017 – Today, Phoenix Rising Football Club announced the addition of midfielder Kevon Lambert and defender Doueugui Jean Marie Mala. The duo’s signings are pending visa and ITC approval.
Lambert, 20, recently made his international debut with the Jamaican National Team on February 16, 2017, against Honduras. He started four matches during the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, including a 2-1 quarterfinal win over Canada at the University of Phoenix Stadium. He also appeared in the Gold Cup final against the United States as a substitute.
Mala, 23, most recently played in the Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1 with Williamsville Athletic Club based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. His club finished just three points out of the top spot in the league and qualified for the 2018 CAF Champions League.
In addition to the signings, Phoenix Rising FC also released three players: forward Mike Seth and defenders Uchenna Uzo and Brock Granger.
The club now has 27 players on its roster.