MICKY KYEI AND SEBASTIEN SAGNE SHINE AT CFL GLOBAL COMBINE IN HELSINKI

MICKY KYEI AND SEBASTIEN SAGNE SHINE AT CFL GLOBAL COMBINE IN HELSINKI

Two receivers invited to attend March’s CFL Combine in Toronto

HELSINKI (January 11, 2020) – Receivers Micky Kyei and Sebastien Sagne have been extended invitations to showcase their skills for Canadian Football League (CFL) general managers, coaches and scouts in Toronto from March 26-28. Kyei and Sagne were among the 15 players who participated in the CFL Global Combine in Finland, conducted in association with the American Football Federation of Finland or the Suomen Amerikkalaisen Jalkapallon Liitto (SAJL) in Finnish.

“We were impressed with the caliber of athletes we saw on display,” said CFL Chief Financial Officer and Head of Football Operations, Greg Dick. “We would like to thank all the players who participated and the SAJL for conducting a seamless combine for everyone involved.”

The CFL will announce the full list of global players invited to Toronto following the completion of the 10 Global Combines. The 2020 CFL Global Draft will take place on April 16.

“We are very proud of our players and we are excited to see Kyei and Sagne continue their CFL journeys,” said Roope Noronen, President of the SAJL. “With this tremendous opportunity ahead at the combine in Toronto, I know they will make our country proud.”

During the 2019 season, CFL rosters featured, for the first time ever, one designated ‘global player’ from outside the U.S. and Canada on each team’s active roster and as many as two more on their practice rosters. In 2020, the number of global players per team will increase to two on the active roster and up-to-three on the practice roster, with as many as 45 global players competing in the league in 2020.

CFL GLOBAL COMBINE SCHEDULE

Date

Location

January 12

Norrköping, Sweden

January 17

Paris, France

January 25

Florence, Italy

January 25

Bristol, England

January 26

Frankfurt, Germany

February 1

Tokyo, Japan

February 2

Osaka, Japan

February 29

Copenhagen, Denmark

March 15

Mexico City, Mexico

The CFL regular season kicks off on Thursday, June 11 with the Edmonton Eskimos hosting the BC Lions at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium. Friday Night Football debuts with a double-header on June 12 with the Toronto Argonauts visiting the Ottawa REDBLACKS before the Montreal Alouettes take on the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. The season’s opening week concludes with a Saturday night prime-time rematch of the 107th Grey Cup as the defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers travel to Hamilton to face the Tiger-Cats.

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Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
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