du LaLiga High Performance Centre announced Monday that five of its players have been awarded trials by LaLiga’s top youth clubs, following their 21-day scouting camp in Spain.
Málaga FC selected U18 wingers Ahmed Salam and Yahia Iraqi and U16 striker Mehdi Elkhamlichi, whereas U18 player Mohammed Rajeh and team captain Mohammed Bouherrafa were invited for trials at Cádiz FC and UD Alméria respectively.
In addition, five other players, including U16 defender Abhinav John and U18 striker Rami Hatem, are on the radar of major clubs, including Barcelona.
The du LaLiga HPC squads completed a year-long training program in Dubai at the hands of top coaches, and played over 30 competitive matches in preparation for their annual trip to Spain with hopes of being discovered by club scouts.
Top talented players are selected annually to join the du LaLiga HPC from over 7,000 hopefuls participating in the du Football Champions, to represent the finest of the UAE’s rising stars.
Commenting on the selection of talents Abdulwahed Juma, Executive Vice President, Brand and Corporate Communications, du, said, “The selection of five players from the du LaLiga HPC by LaLiga clubs reflects the importance of this platform in providing the youth of the UAE with an opportunity to play professional football. It also reflects the power of the platform to uncover talent and give them an opportunity to pursue their dreams to be a part of the world’s strongest league.”
The du Football Champions in partnership with LaLiga has created the only international scouting platform to enable youth from across the UAE to pursue international football careers.
Scouted talents are invited to join the du LaLiga High Performance Centre where they are trained by LaLiga coaches in preparation for professional football careers nationally and internationally.