Skillnetâ€™s March 2013 scouting event produces its first fruit; Vision FC striker gets dream opportunity to fly out to Spain for trials.
Takoradi, Ghana (July 23, 2013) â€“ Skillnet Sports Management is proud to announce 18-year-old Alex Yamoah as one of the five successful candidates from the March 2013 scouting event which took place at the Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra.
The event offered young players a chance to prove their talent in front of Italian agents from Sport Managers International. Out of the hundreds that participated, only five were chosen. Since four months now, SSM has been working hard to link the successful candidates with European clubs.
The first deal to go through has been Alex Yamoahâ€™s. The player arrived in Madrid last Friday and commenced his trials on Monday with Real Sociedad Deportivo Alcalaâ€™s B team. He is also set to have trials with Rayo Vallecano. Skillnet CEO Raymond Owusu expressed his relief at being able to finalize the trip after several months. He declared:
â€œFirst of all, I want to thank the club [his current club Vision FC] for cooperating with us. The visa process was very tight as the Spanish Embassy has issued new restrictions. However, we were able to secure the visa in time for Alex Yamoahâ€™s trials.â€
William Owusu, Head of Scouts at SSM, believes that the young forward has all the qualities to succeed in Europe as â€œhe can perform in four different positions upfrontâ€. Back home, Yamoahâ€™s family members are ecstatic but the challenge is only beginning for the boy from Medina Estates-based Vision FC.
Just like Skillnetâ€™s first ever products, Nana Asare and Anthony Manison of Rayo Vallecano, Alex Yamoah will have to adapt to Spainâ€™s culture quickly. Thankfully, he has the backing of his promoter.
â€œIâ€™m advising him to be smart and to learn the basics of the Spanish language because most coaches donâ€™t speak English [in Spain]. Itâ€™s the same with [Spanish] players,â€ Raymond Owusu explained.
The CEO of the company concluded:
â€œAlex should aim and seize this opportunity to get a contract.â€
Skillnet Sports Managers can confirm that the four other shortlisted candidates from the March 2013 scouting programme will leave the country for Italy when documentation is ready.
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