Utica, NY - General Manager Tommy Tanner announced today that Utica City FC has completed a trade with the Empire Strykers, acquiring Mohamed “Moh” Ndiaye in exchange for Pepe Viera, Damon Almazan and Diego Zuniga.

Ndiaye, 26, is a native of West Africa and was a member of the Ivory Coast youth national team. In four seasons in the MASL, he has played 71 games and tallied 88 points. During the 2022-23 season, Ndiaye scored 8 goals and added 14 assists with Empire. He has also spent time with the St. Louis Ambush and Baltimore Blast, posting a career-high 43 points in 21 games as a member of the Ambush in the 2021-22 season.

Prior to his pro career, Ndiaye played prep soccer at Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, Maryland. He went on to play one year of college soccer at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Maryland.

Tanner is thrilled to make Ndiaye part of the organization. 

“I believe that Moh is one of the most talented players in our league. He’s terrific on the ball, an excellent facilitator and extremely confident on field. I look forward to him taking the field in front of our fans.”

Ndiaye is equally as thrilled to be in Utica.

“I’m delighted to have this opportunity, and to embark on this new journey with Utica City. I can’t wait to play in front the best fans in the league.”

Almazan and Viera spent one year with Utica City FC. Zuniga has been on the roster since 2019 but has not played a game since the 2019-20 season.

Utica City is preparing for another exciting season at the Adirondack Bank Center. Season Ticket Memberships are still available at https://www.uticacityfc.com/tickets.