Former Raja Club Athletic defender claimed a CAF Super Cup, league title with the Green Eagles | Image Credit: Raja Club Athletic
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Independence today announced the signing of Cameroonian defender Fabrice Ngah, pending league and federation approval. Ngah joins the Jacks after most recently playing with his hometown club Canon Sportif de Yaoundé in the top-flight Cameroonian Elite One.
"Fabrice ticks all the boxes we wanted in a left back – athletic, strong, defensive qualities combined with quality play out of the back and the ability to make plays in the final third," Charlotte Head Coach Mike Jeffries said. "We barely missed out on bringing him to Charlotte several years ago. Since then we have seen him develop into an international with Cameroon."
Before Ngah’s time with Canon Yaoundé, he played with Egyptian side Ceramica Cleopatra FC in the Egyptian Premier League, making 12 appearances for the Gold and Blood across Premier League and Egypt Cup play.
Ngah spent the majority of his professional career with Moroccan power Raja Club Athletic in the top-flight Botola Pro. He made a combined 53 appearances across three seasons from 2018-20 in CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup, CAF Super Cup, Moroccan Throne Cup and Botola Pro play. He scored two goals, earned two assists and won the CAF Super Cup (2019) and Botola Pro (2020) with RCA.
Ngah started his time in Morocco with Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi in 2017 before he left in 2018. He made 30 appearances and registered one goal with four assists. He started his professional career in Cameroon with Les Astres FC in 2013 after developing in the club's youth system between 2009-14.
Ngah debuted for his native Cameroon against the Central African Republic in the 2014 CEMAC Cup. In the final edition of the CEMAC Cup, organized by the Central African Football Federations' Union (UNIFFAC), the non-FIFA tournament featured only local league players from six Central African countries.
Ngah began his official international career with the Cameroon youth national team in 2017, appearing in two 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations group stage matches against Sudan and Senegal in 2017. Ngah received his first senior team call-up in March 2018 in an international friendly victory against Kuwait. Most recently, Ngah made two appearances and was an unused substitute in two additional Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for the Indomitable Lions between Nov. 2020 and March 2021.
"I am very happy to return to Charlotte because it is not the first time," Ngah said. "I was already there, but it didn’t work out. This time it’s the right move, and I’m already excited to be with my new family."