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Rowdies Re-Sign Veteran Forward Lucky Mkosana

By USLChampionship.com Staff, 12/21/20, 1:00PM EST

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Striker played key postseason role, signs new two-year contract to remain in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced on Monday the club had re-signed forward Lucky Mkosana to a new two-year contract through the 2022 USL Championship season.

During his time with the Rowdies, Mkosana has been one of the best players in the history of the United Soccer League in impacting games coming off the bench. The Zimbabwe native scored four goals in the 2020 season, including two game-winners during the club’s run to claiming the Championship’s Eastern Conference Title. During his career with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Mkosana has appeared in 53 games, notching 10 goals and six assists.

“A fan favorite returns for 2021,” said Rowdies Head Coach Neill Collins. “Lucky continually finds himself in the right place at the right time, and that is no coincidence when you watch him train every day. An absolutely consummate professional, and a fantastic player that sets the standard every day for other players to follow. Lucky has brought us some fantastic moments over the past 18 months, and I can’t wait for more in 2021.”

Mkosana played for the Rowdies in 2013 and 2014 before joining the New York Cosmos. He played for several teams after the Cosmos until rejoining the Rowdies from Louisville FC in a midseason trade in 2019. Overall in his Championship career, Mkosana has recorded 46 goals in the regular season and playoffs in 116 appearances.

“Thank you to the Tampa Bay Rowdies for another opportunity to continue doing what I love,” Mkosana said. “I’m delighted and looking forward to playing again soon.”

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