Muscat: ESG Football Academy Oman were crowned the Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup U10 champions during the weekend.
The 2 days youth competition organised by the Premier Leagues Manchester City is held every year in Abu Dhabi and attracts hundreds of teams from across the MENA region.
ESG Football Academies U10 boys from the Sultanate defied all odds by being crowned Plate Champions.
With 32 teams competing in their age category, the boys played 8 matches over the 2 days winning 8 and losing only once on route to lifting the trophy.
It has been a great 2 weeks for this exciting group of young players who were only last week crowned the Oman Youth Football League Champions.
ESG Head Coach Jay said “It’s a great achievement for these boys and I am absolutely delighted for them.
They have all worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserve their success.
This was a tough tournament and tested the boys both physically and mentally.
I think they showed a lot of people that there are indeed some very good young footballers here in Oman.
We have some talented young players at the Academy full of enthusiasm who are a joy to work with.
Hopefully with our guidance they will continue to develop.
Overall ESG has gone from strength to strength in the past 18 months and that’s thanks to all the hard work all the staff have put in.
Next up we head to Singapore flying the flag of Oman in another major International tournament which I am sure will be a great experience for all the boys involved.