Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 03, 2020: In the final day of matches in the Abu Dhabi leg of the nationwide du Football Champions, in partnership with LaLiga, all players in the nation’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cup played their heart out for their chance to make it to the UAE semi-finals of the competition that will be played in Dubai on March 7.
LaLiga Scouts were on the lookout to scout the capital’s top players and invite them to join the prestigious du LaLiga High Performance Centre, where they undergo a year-round professional development program to world-class standards, delivered by LaLiga clubs UEFA pro-certified coaches.
“The Abu Dhabi leg of the nationwide du Football Champions has had a great run in our 5th season. We witnessed some excellent football from both returning and new teams. After the strong performance we saw in the Northern Emirates and now in the capital Abu Dhabi, we look forward to equally strong play from the Dubai teams,” said Iago Aguilar, du Football Champions Technical Director.
“LaLiga scouts, who have been with us throughout the Abu Dhabi leg, have also identified promising top talent who will be undergoing trials to join du LaLiga High Performance Centre – their first stop on their road to pro-football. We will be announcing the names of all top talents identified nationwide following the completion of the Dubai leg, which kicks off next week,” Aguilar added.
UAE Schools Cup
The UAE Schools Cup U16 teams played some of the fiercest matches to date. Al Dhafra Private School will be moving forward to the UAE semi-finals along with Al Manhal International Private School.
In the U14 category, returning team Rawafed Private School displayed intensity, speed and precision, earning them their spot in the semis, following their win against Abu Dhabi International Private School -Campus 2 with a score of 5-0.
In other matches, Abu Dhabi Indian School Branch 1 Al Wathba beat Repton Abu Dhabi school with a score of 2-0 whereas Abu Dhabi Indian School-Muroor beat Abu Dhabi International Private School – Campus 1 with a score of 5-0.
The U12 boys demonstrated superb skills and true potential to be developed in professional footballers. Teams who breezed their way into the semi-finals are Phoenix FC who beat Horizon Private School with a score of 4-1, Repton Abu Dhabi, a new comer to the U12 Championship, who crushed Abu Dhabi Indian School – Al Wathba with a score of 5-0 and West Yas Academy who beat Future Stars Academy with a score of 3-1.