A Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate and former player is heading to the United States. Former striker Kazaiah Sterling has signed with USL League 1 side Tormenta FC in south Georgia on a permanent deal.
Champions League experience ➡️ The 912!— Tormenta FC (@Tormenta_FC) February 28, 2022
We are excited to announce the signing of @SpursOfficial forward, Kazaiah Sterling, to our 2022 @USLLeagueOne roster.
Sterling has over 100 appearances in competitions such as the @ChampionsLeague, @EmiratesFACup, and PL2!#VamosTormenta pic.twitter.com/oQvd0KISTq
Sterling, a local Enfield lad who played for both Leyton Orient and Spurs as a schoolboy, was released from Tottenham this past summer after a string of loans starting in 2019. He most recently was playing football with Potters Bar Town FC in the Isthmian League Premier Division, the seventh tier on the English pyramid. Sterling had no senior Premier League caps while at Tottenham but did come in as a late substitute during a Champions League win over APOEL Nicosia at Wembley Stadium in 2017.
Tormenta FC plays in Statesboro, Georgia and is a member of USL League 1, the third level of the United States soccer pyramid. I don’t really follow USL soccer so I honestly couldn’t tell you a single thing about them except they have a really cool
pelican [Editor’s note: it has come to my attention courtesy of Tormenta FC fans that the bird is in fact an ibis, I sincerely apologize for my ornithological ignorance] on their team crest and now employ Kazaiah Sterling. There seems to be a fair amount of excitement over his signing from USL watchers; the USL season is set to kick off in early April.
— Tormenta FC (@Tormenta_FC) February 28, 2022
Anyone at or near Statesboro who would like to shed some light on Tormenta or Sterling’s signing, sound off in the comments!