India ‘care’: Players to be trained in Kenya as Stars seek exposure

Image copyright ACTBZU Image caption Angus MacLennan will be leading the Suns under-17 side as he steps up to international level Ahead of the 2021 International Series in Kenya, Georgia is joining forces with…

India 'care': Players to be trained in Kenya as Stars seek exposure

Image copyright ACTBZU Image caption Angus MacLennan will be leading the Suns under-17 side as he steps up to international level

Ahead of the 2021 International Series in Kenya, Georgia is joining forces with UAE Clubs Association to raise the international profile of both countries.

Georgia and UAE are members of Asia’s two most powerful countries – China and Japan – and the Stars of Asia have been invited to the international standard championships in Kenya by the UAE Association, one of the two officials from the two countries will also be coming along, and it will be the first time in history the Stars have travelled to Africa.

The Stars and Vice President of the CAF Club of Georgia, Angus MacLennan (pictured left), are already really big at home – but now are looking to take their cause overseas. In fact, they are calling on a host of players to travel to Kenya.

The 14 clubs involved represent the rest of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Over the next six weeks, the clubs will start developing key midfielders, defenders, strikers and goalies, helping the young players in the Olympics who are looking to go to London, the Pan World Cup, the U23 Championship in Asia and World Cups in Asia.

“This is another important step in the development of youth football in Georgia”, says MacLennan. “There are huge opportunities ahead for our talented young players. We encourage the overseas players to travel to Kenya and with local players from the two countries to promote our game.”

“Now we want to take this opportunity to build on this program further by developing local talent, strengthening the joint Thai/Japan clubs in Dubai and enhancing the exchange of U18 players between Georgia and India,” says Bandaru Cherothuk, Secretary of the Thai Soccer Association.

“I believe that a mutual arrangement in such fields will build stronger participation at all levels of our football, giving our players the opportunity to represent their respective countries and benefit from the competitive atmosphere in Japan, Thailand and India. It will also become a platform for bridging the gap of cultures and integration among young people from different continents”.

The joint initiative is a win win situation. The U17 stars will have the chance to grow their game, while the coaches and players from Kenya and UAE will get to develop their football at the next level.

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