Former Players Wrap- 14/02/2017Posted: February 14, 2017
Cernak moves to Thailand
Isaka Cernak has a new club after leaving SuperSport United at the end of the 2015-16 South African Premiership, with the attacking midfielder heading to Thai Premier League club Sisaket FC. Cernak joins Henrique and Matt Smith as former Brisbane players currently playing in Thailand.
Since making his professional debut with Brisbane back in 2009, Cernak has gone on to represent North Queensland Fury, Melbourne Victory, Perth Glory, Wellington Phoenix and Central Coast Mariners here in the A-League, in addition to a spell in South Africa with SuperSport United.
Solórzano joins St. Albans
Jean Carlos Solórzano also has a new club, with the former Brisbane striker moving to NPL Victoria club St. Albans Saints. After leaving Brisbane at the end of the last A-League season, Solórzano had a brief spell with Rochedale Rovers where he tried to help them through to the last 32 of the FFA Cup.
NPL Victoria gets underway
Speaking of the NPL in Victoria, the season got underway at the weekend, with Solórzano joined by Massimo Murdocca –Avondale-, Ben Litfin –Bentleigh-, George Lambadaridis –Green Gully- and Luke Pavlou –South Melbourne-.
Also playing down in Victoria this season are a few of the clubs former Young Roar players. Ross Archibald and Matt Thurtell –Bentleigh Greens-, Danny Kim and Jayden Prasad –Hume City-, Jordan Lampard –Port Melbourne-, Fraser Chalmers –Melbourne Knights- and Jesse Daley and Liam McCormick –South Melbourne- will all play their football in Victoria’s top competition this season.
While we’ll focus more on those who played for Brisbane at the A-League level, we’ll also keep you up to date on the former Young Roar players playing in the State Leagues to see how they progress.
Ingham to play for All Whites? Jai Ingham’s performances for Melbourne Victory have alerted New Zealand officials to the possibility of the winger representing the Kiwis on the international stage. According to Goal.com, the now 23 year old winger qualifies for New Zealand despite being born in Australia, and the All Whites coach Anthony Hudson is keen to bring him on board ahead of the Confederations Cup in June.
Last year Ingham was linked with representing Samoa on the international stage before opting not to do so. Ingham – older brother of Dane-, came through the youth ranks in Brisbane, making one appearance for the senior side before departing the club in 2014.
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