Monday, November 19, 2012

Brandon returns from UK Trials, clubs keep monitoring


ASD Cape Town Press Release

ASD Cape Town have today confirmed that U19 Indian Midfielder, Brandon Fernandes' stay in the UK was a success, with several Premiership and Championship clubs now closely monitoring his progress.

 Fernandes, who spent 2 weeks at Reading FC, and 3 at Leicester City, on Saturday returned to ASD Cape Town where he will be watched at the end of the month by an English Premiership club.

Brandon Fernandes to be monitored by
several clubs after impressing on trials at UK
ASD Director Mike Steptoe said: "Brandon's stay in the UK has attracted global attention. The feedback from both clubs has been fantastic, and the Development Coach at Leicester in particular couldn't speak more highly of Brandon's technical ability, saying he is one of the strongest trialists they have ever had from a technical perspective"

Whilst many followers of Fernandes' progress were hoping for definitive news of a contract, Steptoe said there is no need for disappointment, as its just a matter of time: "Brandon has excelled. He has shown Europe that India most certainly does have talent, and the next 12 months are likely to be very exciting for him, and indeed Indian soccer. None of these things happen overnight, and Brandon will resume training with ASD's SAFA 2 squad for the time being. He only turned 18 a few weeks ago, and given that we aren't even in the official football shop window yet, he has time on his side. Leicester City believed this to be the best course of action, and they, along with two other English clubs, will be monitoring his progress. A professional contract in Europe remains a very realistic target. This is only the beginning for Brandon".

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