CARY, N.C. (Jan. 4, 2018) – North Carolina FC continues to build its roster ahead of the 2018 USL season with the additions of midfielder Ebe Kudolo and defender Peabo Doue, pending league and federation approval.
Kudolo and Doue join a developing roster that currently includes goalkeepers Austin Guerrero and George Marks, defenders Steven Miller and D.J. Taylor and midfielders Austin da Luz and Marcel Kandziora.
Kudolo will join NCFC pending the receipt of his P1 visa. He comes to the club after a successful college career with High Point University. The midfielder wrapped up his career with the Panthers as a three-time All-Big South selection. In total, Kudolo made 72 appearances and added six goals and 15 assists. He was signed after a successful showing at the club’s invite-only combine.
“I’m happy and blessed to sign my first professional contract with North Carolina FC,” said Kudolo. “I’d like to thank God, my family and friends for always showing me maximum support. It's been a dream to sign with the club. I can’t wait to team up and coordinate with the players and get started on making history together.”
The midfielder played for the Carolina Dynamo in 2015 and 2017. Kudolo made 14 appearances and netted one goal and a team-leading three assists during the 2017 Premier Development League (PDL) season. The Ghanaian should be a familiar face for the club, as he played against NCFC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup second round and appeared in three matches against NCFC U-23 during the 2017 PDL season.
Doue will join NCFC after one season with Jacksonville Armada FC. The left back saw limited playing time with the Armada but comes to NCFC with a wealth of experience in the USL. Doue spent 2013-2016 in the USL with stints at Phoenix FC, OKC Energy FC and Wilmington Hammerheads FC, totaling 79 appearances in USL play.
“I’m extremely excited to be joining the North Carolina FC family,” said Doue. “I’ve always admired the professionalism within the club. I can’t wait to meet the staff, the supporters and my teammates so we can get to work and start pushing to bring a championship to Raleigh.”
Prior to his professional career, Doue played youth soccer with several clubs, including the DC United Academy. The Takoma Park, Md., native spent his college career with West Virginia from 2009 to 2012, recording 10 goals and 12 assists for the Mountaineers. Doue still holds spots in the West Virginia record books, ranking 10th in school history for minutes played with 5,395 and eighth in total shots with 130.
Season tickets for North Carolina FC’s 2018 season are on sale now. To ensure you don’t miss a moment of the action, secure your seats at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park by clicking here or calling the North Carolina Football Club Ticket Office at 919-459-8144.
Name: Ebe Kudolo
Birthdate: 02/22/1995 (Age 22)
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Weight: 165 lbs
College: High Point
Previous Club: N/A
Transaction: North Carolina FC has signed Ebe Kudolo.
Name: Peabo Doue
Birthdate: 12/28/1991 (Age 26)
Hometown: Takoma Park, Md.
Weight: 179 lbs
College: West Virginia
Previous Club: Jacksonville Armada FC
Transaction: North Carolina FC has signed Peabo Doue.