Player Details

Name

Karifa Yao

Pronunciation

KA-REE-FA YA-O

Height

6' 2"

Weight

176 lbs

Date of Birth

9.28.2000 (21)

Birthplace

, QC Canada

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 31

Player Category

Homegrown

Player Status

Loaned Out
Career Summary

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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