The New Orleans Breakers have searched high and low for exceptional talent to add to the team, and they found that in two pro wide receivers in Canada. Sorry, not sorry, CFL.
Hergy Mayala is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and was raised in Canada. Hergy attended high school in New York, and college at UConn, before returning to Canada to play in the CFL. Mayala was drafted in the first round of the CFL draft, eighth overall. He played for the Calgary Stampeders in 2019 and 2021 (the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID).
In 2019, Hergy Mayala played 16 games, with 38 receptions, 562 yards, and five touchdowns. In 2021, Hergy played in 13 games out of a 14-game season, with a recorded 29 catches for 284 yards. Mayala returned to his home city, Montreal, to play and had a season more in line with his 2019 performance.
The New Orleans Breakers got lucky bringing in such an experienced wide receiver, Richie Sindani. He was born, raised, and attended high school and college in Canada. He appeared to attend several colleges – for all the Canadian names, schools, and the like, look here.
Sindani played with the Calgary Stampeders from 2018 to 2022 after being drafted in the 8th round of the 2018 CFL draft. Richie has played in 60 games, with 92 receptions for 986 yards and three touchdowns. Richie Sindani is a bit of a rule breaker – something New Orleans isn’t scared of; we’re no strangers to scandals (am I right, Saints fans?). Richie was suspended for two games due to testing positive for PEDs in January 2023. Calgary did not decide to re-sign Sindani. Their loss is our gain.
Welcome to the New Orleans Breakers, gentlemen! We look forward to seeing you this upcoming season (starting on April 16th). For a look at the New Orleans Breaker’s schedule this upcoming season, look here. It’s going to be a good one, y’all!