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Yankam bids farewell to Birkirkara FC as Lexington FC move confirmed

Malta international midfielder Yannick Yankam bid farewell to Birkirkara FC ahead of his move to Lexington FC after the American made it official that they had secured the services of the talented player.

The Times of Malta revealed that Yankam was heading to the US club after agreeing terms on a two-year deal to end his four-and-half spell at the club.

In a statement issued by the 24-year-old midfielder minutes after Lexington’s announcement, Yankam has paid tribute to his now former club Birkirkara and their passionate fans.

“Thank you Birkirkara FC for the last 4 ½ years. Birkirkara Ultras thank you for embracing me and making me one of your own from the beginning, It was an honour to be part of the story of this historic club and will forever cherish the unforgettable memories we lived and fought through together,” Yankam said in a statement.

“Special Thanks to the President Michael Valencia for always believing in me, Thanks to the committee, coaching staff, and the unseen heroes who work in silence every day and are the heartbeat of the club

“Mark Cassar, George Sammut, Mark Cipriott, Jamie Borg, Galen Sammut and many more over the years.

“I leave with fond memories, lessons, friendships and a club that will be forever close to my heart. I can’t ask for much more. Goodluck to everyone involved for the rest of the season.”

On his part, Michael Valenzia, the Birkirkara FC president, heaped praise on Yankam in a statement issued by the club and expressed his gratitude for his contribution.

“Yannick joined our club in 2019 and has been an integral part of our journey,” the Birkirkara president said.

“His professionalism and unwavering dedication have left an indelible mark, and we want to express our deepest gratitude for his contributions.”

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