Four Friendly Academy players for Espanyol

ZIMBABWEAN junior football players continue to invade the Spanish football circles as four more Friendly Academy players qualified to join the Espanyol Football Academy full time after a successful one-week trial stint at the club.

SPORTS correspondent

The four players — Munashe Kaseke (15), Simbarashe Maravanyika (18), Harley Matarutse (15) and Takosheswa Nyabadza together with Friendly Academy junior coach Partridge Muskwe — were in Spain for the trials which were held at Ciudad Deportiva del RCD Espanyol de Barcelona.

In an e-mail directed to Friendly Academy leadership, signed by Espanyol’s Sports International Projects manager Oscar Riera, he acknowledged that the four had impressed during the one-week trial stints and extended an invitation for them to join Espanyol Academy full time.

According to Muskwe, the four junior players took part in a friendly match against Catalonia Under-20 side and the match finished goalless.

They went on to take part in yet another match against Catalan Under-20 team which Espanyol won 2-0 with Matarutse opening the
scoring.

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