Karifa Yao

Karifa Yao
Karifa Yao
Karifa Yao
Real Name: Karifa Yao
HT: 6' 2" WT: 178
Pronunciation: KA-REE-FA YA-O
Homegrown Player
Age: 20 (09/28/2000)
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Hometown: Laval, Quebec

Signed his first professional contract with the Montreal Impact on June 4, 2019, as a Homegrown player, a two-year deal with three option years.

Yao, 18, joined the Academy in 2017, starting with the U17 team before playing two seasons with the Impact U19 in the Development Academy. His former amateur club before joining the Impact was Étoiles de l’Est.

Born in Montreal to an Ivorian father and a Senegalese mother, Yao is the 17th homegrown player to sign a contract with the first team.

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