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Over the past two years, over 200 players have suited up in the Canadian Premier League. Every single one of them has taken a unique pathway to Canada’s professional league.
Perhaps none of them has had a story quite like that of Victory Shumbusho, a recent CPL-U SPORTS Draft pick who will vie to earn a contract with Pacific FC during its training camp before the 2021 season.
The 23-year-old Shumbusho, most commonly known as a dominant striker from the University of British Columbia, recently spoke with CanPL.ca to detail just how long of a road it’s been to his current position, on the brink of the professional game.
“When I got picked I think I was overwhelmed with joy,” Shumbusho said of getting drafted. “Since the league was just starting I had my eyes on it.”
Although the prolific goalscorer has seemingly impressed everywhere he’s ever played, he’s nonetheless had to claw for every step he’s climbed up the ladder in the unforgiving world of soccer.