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Huge turnout as City Football Academy prepares to tour Portugal

Huge turnout as City Football Academy prepares to tour Portugal

Story by Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor

ONE of the country’s more established academies, City Football Academy has intensified preparations for the 2024 IberCup, set to be hosted in Portugal in February.

This is the dream of eight-year-old Lucas Moyo, a budding footballer, who is hoping to catch the eye when City Football Academy competes at the upcoming IberCup in Portugal.

IberCup is currently one of the most important world youth soccer tournaments where all the top academies and football powerhouses send in their youngsters to compete.

The teams play in 11 versus 11 in a super competitive week with fantastic experiences and unique opportunities to face teams from all continents and also offer great scouting opportunities for new talent.

Zimbabwe’s City Football Academy has been invited to take part in next year’s first leg of the tournament set for Lisbon, Portugal.

“We are searching for new talent to add to what we have because when we go for the tournament we are going to play as a full team so numbers are very important because this is a tournament, not a camp, and we are very impressed with the talents that we have found here and we hope they can complement what we already have,” said Director of City Football Academy, Agripa Guti.

The academy recently returned from a 10-day training camp at the top Dutch club, Ajax Amsterdam, where one of their talents Lucas Moyo caught the eye.

“I was very happy to go to Ajax and I want to go back and score goals,” said Moyo.

The young footballer hopes his dream will be realised as they prepare for another European adventure.

The club recently found a commercial partner that has been supporting its initiatives as they have several players who need total sponsorship.

“We decided to partner with City Academy because of their objectives that resonate well with ours, we want to help fight for the youths and give them a sense of well-being and this is exactly what they are doing so we are moving in the same direction,” said Petex Representative Branding, Elizabeth Madede.

City Academy has had camps at top European clubs such as PSG, Juventus and Manchester City.

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