In a move announced today by the club’s website, goalkeeper David Oberhauser has joined Gazélec FC Ajaccio, signing a two year contract with the Ligue 2 team. Oberhauser’s move was made official after a short training period in Ajaccio. In the official communication, the club wrote, “The technical staff has already had the opportunity to watch him in training, during a few weeks with the group in the month of April.”
Oberhauser, previously contracted to Platanias F.C. in the Greek Superleague, was released in February. The French goalkeeper had joined Platanias in the summer of 2017, but his career in Greece was stifled due to a serious knee injury suffered in September. Due to said injury, Oberhauser was restricted to just two appearances in the 2016/17 campaign, conceding a goal against Panathinaikos and two against Xanthi F.C.
In moving back to France and Corsica, Oberhauser will be returning to more familiar pastures that will hopefully reinvigorate his career. The goalkeeper is a product of AJ Ajaccio’s academy, Gazélec FC Ajaccio’s next-door neighbor and local rival.
The arrival of Oberhauser fulfills the Corsican club’s desire for another goalkeeper following the departure of Steeve Elana. Speaking on the departure of Elana, Christophe Ettori, the sporting director of Gazélec, added, “We are therefore looking for another goalkeeper to compete for the second spot with Cyril Fogacci.” With David Oberhauser returning to Ajaccio, it looks like Ettori has got his man.
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