18 May '11, 6am

Fandi Ahmad Academy hopes to send youth abroad to turn professional

Fandi Ahmad Academy hopes to send youth abroad to turn professional

SINGAPORE: Singapore football legend Mr Fandi Ahmad has just signed a deal which will allow him to identify talented local players and then send them to Europe for a chance to play on a professional basis. The former national captain is talent-scouting for Singaporeans aged 17 and upwards. As the Director of his own training academy, Mr Fandi has signed a deal with the Genova International School of Soccer and Italy's Serie B club, Vicenza. Players who are talent-spotted here by Mr Fandi, will be sent to the Genovo School for a short training programme. If a player proves himself worthy, he will be offered as a candidate to Vicenza. However, if Vincenza doesn't require his services, that makes him available to sign with any other professional club in Europe. 17-year-old Luis Lim who's just started on his first year programme with Singapore Polytechnic is a candidate, who'l...

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