Spanish giants RCD Espanyol de Barcelona academy which is in South Africa has finally and officially opened its doors with a wide range of coaches and players expected to be developed from the academy.
Espanyol play in the Spanish La Liga Santander which is the top-flight league in Spain and tgey are town rivals to the FC Barcelona team. On the day of launch, an estimate of over 5000 youngsters came for trials.
kaizer Chiefs legends Siphiwe Tshabalala and Brian Baloyi are both heavily involved in the program and they are expected to play a vital role in the development of South African young talent under this brand.
The academy has been opened in Johannesburg but young players from neighboring countries like Zimbabwe and Swaziland have been reported to have also came to try out for opportunities.
This is expected to be a huge opportunity for future generations of African footballers.
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