Whitecaps sign Khalfan, Koffie

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VANCOUVER -- Vancouver Whitecaps FC has signed Gershon Koffie and Nizar Khalfan as their first two international player signings.

Koffie, 19, and Khalfan, 22, are the sixth and seventh signings who played for Vancouver's USSF D-2 Pro League team.

Koffie, a Ghanaian, was signed as a homegrown player, which means his contract will not count against the team's salary cap. The midfielder was called up to Ghana's U-20 team last year.

Khalfan, a Tanzanian, signed with Vancouver midway through the 2009 season. He can play striker or winger, and has made 25 appearances for Tanzania.


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