Maria Jose Rojas released by Canberra United

Canberra United can confirm that Chilean forward Maria Jose Rojas has been released by the club.

Rojas was signed as cover for American Paige Nielsen as her season in South Korea extended over the first weeks of the Westfield W-League, and then for Refiloe Jane as she headed away to AFCON with Banyana Banyana.

Due to the closing of the transfer window, Cote was released on Wednesday before the clash with Adelaide United.

The Chilean said she would like to thank the club for the opportunity, and said she was thankful for the chance to play in the Westfield W-League.

“I would like to thank Canberra United for giving me this opportunity to start with,” she said.

“It was very exciting, not just for me but for Chile as well, and to score a goal during my time with Canberra was fantastic.”

“Best of luck to the Canberra United girls for the rest of the season!”

United head coach Heather Garriock thanked Cote for her time with the squad and her professionalism throughout.

“Maria has been just sensational since she joined us,” Garriock said.

“She always knew she came in as cover, and always put in 100% in games or training and I wish I could keep her.”

“If the rules allowed it, she would be on the team sheet.”

“She has been a professional, both on and off the field and no doubt she will be a part of the Westfield W-League in the future.”

Canberra United will look to bounce back from consecutive losses when they take on Sydney FC at McKellar Park on Sunday, 2nd December.

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