Owing to the large number of talented players spotted in Abu Dhabi Emirate at duFC this season, Championship Director Michel Salgado and his team of LaLiga scouts decided to exceptionally expand the selection of top talents to a record number of 52 talents: 32 in the U16 category and 20 in the U14 category.
The duFC international youth scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga, is creating an ongoing pipeline of pro-football players for both national and international clubs and teams who are being groomed for pro careers at the du LaLiga High Performance Center in the UAE.
Commenting on the level of skills observed in Abu Dhabi, Championship Director and Real Madrid legend Michel Salgado said, “Al Ain, Western Region and Abu Dhabi players were motivated, focused and gave it their all, playing a superb level of football recognizing that this is a unique platform where they have the chance to get discovered. We are very impressed with the talents we have seen here and we have a difficult task ahead of us to make the final selection from this season’s duFC.”
Selected talents will be invited to a final intensive training clinic in Dubai in March before the unveiling of final talents in the U16 & U14 categories who will be invited to join the du LaLiga High Performance Centre in April.
Talents in the U16 category will travel to Spain in August for a 3-week training clinic and competitive matches with the LaLiga’s strongest youth clubs.
Top players selected from Abu Dhabi Emirate:
Defenders: Connor Cowan, Ethan Jacob Collings, Mohamad Adel, Raed Alalaneh, Sergio Otero, Thomas Craig
Midfielders: Abdulrahman Salah, Ahmed Khaleel, Biar Maluth, Joshua Reuben Hendricks, Mohamed Rabia, Mohammed Amjad, Mohammed Haytham, Mohammed Rami Basem Chakra, Salem Mohammad, Sebastian Allsop
Strikers: Abdulla Alhashemi, Ameen Yaid, Anas Ben Khial, Carl Masrajian, Dillon Mensah, Eisa Al Qubaisi, Faisal Hamad, Hamad Hilal, Mohammed Eyad, Mohammed Nadeem, Mohammed Sameer, Mouad Muhammad, Moustafa Mohamed, Omar Taha, Saeed Almaqtri, Timi Esan
Goal Keepers: Karim Moamen, Zayed Abdulla
Defenders: Omar Azlan, Amr Bssem
Midfielders: Abdelrahman Taher, Anis Mahdi, Christian Perry, Khaled Amarah, Mohamed Sabri, Sarya Nouh, Waleed Bassam
Strikers: Ahmad Nashat, Akram Kabbani, Ashraf Zaheyr, Khaled El Mans, Mahmood Taimoom, Obaid Mohammed, Said Omar, Yannis Petras, Zaid Hiawaisarkh
Full games results are posted on www.dufc.ae