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Saint Lucia’s Elva makes German football move

By Terry Finisterre, St. Lucia News Online freelance sports writer

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Caniggia Elva enjoyed a successful 2018-2019 campaign with FC Würzburger Kickers in the third division of German football, despite struggles with injury.

The Vieux Fort native hit four goals and provided two assists in just 17 matches. Weeks shy of his 23rd birthday, he was out of contract, however. The Kickers offered him an extension, but Elva, whose father is a former Saint Lucia international, turned it down.

Instead, the dynamic winger has accepted a three-year deal with FC Ingolstadt 04. Like his father, Titus ‘Titi’ Elva, Caniggia is a speedy, wily, versatile player. He has previously enjoyed stints with Calgary United in Canada, and VfB Stuttgart in Germany.

FC Ingolstadt, also known as the Schanzern, were this season relegated from the German second division, the 2. Bundesliga. Ingolstadt technical director Florian Zehe is now looking forward to a player with “enormous bounce” who is “flexible in use.” Elva, meanwhile, sees Ingolstadt as a “young, dynamic club with high professionalism and great training conditions.”

The Saint Lucia national team has reached out to Elva in the hopes that he will follow in the footsteps of his father and uncle, another former international. He would be in line to feature in the upcoming Concacaf Nations League.

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4 comments

  1. aloysius sylvester

    Send me an FB friend request and I'll be too happy to give you the details.

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  2. Send me an FB friend request and I'll be too happy to give you the details.

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  3. Eye candy for me this morning!

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  4. aloysius sylvester

    Caniggia Elva you will be much better served representing CANADA and I hope that you turn a blind eye or a deaf ear to anyone who might reach out to you with regards to representing this country where football is concerned.
    Down here it is a case of use and abuse you whilst those in administration some of which are only there for the fanfare and financial benefits with no interest in the development of the game. I say so without fear or favour because my son was a former national junior player and believe me I got a feel of how the SLFA setup works. I know that Zaine Pierre whom I have much admiration and respect for though we have never met, is only there because of circumstance where injuries are concerned. I don't speak for him or on his behalf but this is my opinion.
    These guys have no appreciation for the contribution which those players make. They only speak in glorious terms of our players only when they get to a quarter final or better, then it's a case of see for yourself till we need you again.

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    • Sadly i must agree with this comment for the benefit of your professional career. Representing Canada will be a better choice, Saint Lucia is not serious about sports the local sport committee hoard the money to spend of building and trips to sport events. Instead of spending in on the most important things the Athletes! Good Luck to your career!

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    • Is that why Riquelme is no longer a national youth player?

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