The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced today that the club has signed forward Thomas Amang Olivier, pending league and federation approval.
"I am very much looking forward to joining the Colorado Springs Switchbacks organization," said Amang. "I believe in the long term vision of the club and am extremely happy to be a part of it."
Amang was playing for Molde FK in the Eliteserien, the top flight of Norwegian football, from 2016 to 2019 where he recorded 11 goals and four assists in 45 appearances. The Cameroonian forward then played for Kristiansund BK in Norway before moving to Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the third division of Spain where he scored two goals in 18 appearances in all competitions.
"Adding a player with Tomas' level of experience at his age, and more importantly a player with his skill set is a huge boost to our already exciting attacking core," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Brendan Burke. "This is an important addition as we continue to push toward the playoffs. We have watched him from the time he was 18 and we are all excited to work with him and see how he takes off in our environment."
The Switchbacks are back at Weidner Field on July 17 against San Antonio FC with gates opening at 11am for a 12pm kick off. This game will be nationally broadcasted on ESPN 2. Tickets are available HERE.
Name: Thomas Amang Olivier
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 172 lbs
Date of Birth: February 9, 1998
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon