UK scouts set to visit Rwanda

SCOUTS from Manchester Gestalt Centre Sports will be in the country from November 10 to 18 on the invitation of the chairman of Sports Empowerments Clubs (SEC) Academy.
Amavubi young defender Solomon Nirisarike, who plies his professional in Belgium, is a product of SEC  Academy. The  New Times/File.
Amavubi young defender Solomon Nirisarike, who plies his professional in Belgium, is a product of SEC Academy. The New Times/File.

SCOUTS from Manchester Gestalt Centre Sports will be in the country from November 10 to 18 on the invitation of the chairman of Sports Empowerments Clubs (SEC) Academy.

Augustin Munyandamutsa revealed that his academy has invited the MGC Sports scouts to Rwanda to have a look at the young talented players with a view to take the outstanding ones for professional trials in Europe.

“We have agreed with them and they confirmed they will come to look at our youngsters. It is not about Sec academy only, they will look at all clubs,” he told Times Sport.

According to Munyandamutsa, the UK based scouts will start with the upcoming Amavubi Stars’ friendly match against Namibia on November 11.

The three-man team will be led by MGC Sports Managing Director, Panayiotis Yiotis Panayiotou.

Munyandamutsa noted that their mission is to see how to partner with SEC Academy in seeing how to help Rwandan footballers get clubs in UK and Europe.

MGC Sports is one of UK’s stop football management services; they provide professional services such as talent scouting and management, contract negotiations, financial planning, asset management and commercial activities.

In a related development, SEC Academy has entered a separate partnership with the Portugal second division club Atletico, which will see the former send players for professional trials.

SEC have already sold defender Solomon Nirisarika to Belgian second division side Royal Antwap.

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