CHAD WINGER - Monday, August 14, 2006
Dutch Jupiler League side Cambuur Leeuwarden is set to ink former George Mason striker Kephern Fuller to a one-year deal, contingent on approval from the KNVB.
Fuller arrived last week for a short trial with Gregg Berhalter's former club, and has impressed enough to merit a contract offer.
"He did well against Feyenoord's U19 boys which our U19's won by a score of 2-1," club executive Alex Pama told YA. "Pending approval from the Dutch federation that a non-European [citizen] can play for us on an amateur basis and get paid as such, we will sign Kephern Fuller."
"Our technical director Peter de Roo will talk to the federation about the rules and stay permit."
"We will know by the end of this week. He then will sign for one year with an option from our end to extend it for another year."
"According to our information, he can also play for our first team, but we will wait until the KNVB tells us this is the case," Pama continued. "If not, he can't play with our first team and will be allowed to play with the reserves."
"Kephern will go with the U19's on training camp this week to further his adjustment to Dutch soccer and improve his fitness level."
Should the deal be sealed, Fuller would become the second American in the Dutch second flight, joining TOP Oss mainstay Charles Kazlauskas.
Cambuur Leeuwarden opened their Jupiler League campaign on Friday with a 3-1 road loss to AGOVV Apeldorn.