Brandon Fernandes leaves for Premier League(EPL) Trial


A Press Release

This morning, ASD Cape Town's Indian U19 Midfielder, Brandon Fernandes, enjoyed one last training session with his ASD teammates before he flies to London tonight ahead of his 2 week trial in the EPL.

Fernandes was filmed by Africa's E Tv at ASD's training ground, where a journalist interviewed the young player before accompanying him to the ASD residence with a camera crew who got footage of him packing and making final preparations.

Such is the interest in Fernandes, his UK based Management Company, Kemp Thornton have been inundated with requests for interviews since news of his trial broke. A Kemp Thornton spokesperson said : "The last 24 hours have been manic. Brandon's opportunity seems to have inspired Indians across the globe, and we have been swamped with emails and phone calls. One Indian Editor contacted us last night to say the story was spreading like 'wildfire' and their website had received a record number of hits in the first hour of the story going live. It's fantastic and we can't wait to see what the rest of the week brings".

No one is more delighted by Fernandes trial than ASD Director Mike Steptoe, who two years ago was ridiculed for scouting in India. Steptoe says: "Everyone in football told me I was wasting my time looking in India for potential talent that could one day play in top European leagues, but we discovered that there is as much raw talent in India as everywhere else in the world. Brandon is a super talent and regardless of the outcome of this trial, we believe he has a future in professional soccer".

Fernandes lands at London's Heathrow tomorrow morning, and will undergo a medical at an as yet undisclosed Premier League Club on Wednesday.

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