Here is the KingFut roundup of the results in the second matchday...
- AFCON Roundup: Guinea Bissau denied historic win
- Baba Rahman out for the rest of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
- El Hadary: I’m happy with everything but I want more
- Hosts Gabon suffer injury setback ahead of Cameroon clash
- Maqassa sign Wadi Degla’s Ragab Nabil
- OFFICIAL: Al Ahly target Ebenezer Assifuah joins Le Havre
- Grant: Happy for the three points, Ghana can do better
- Uganda coach Micho blames ‘stage fright’ for Ghana defeat
- Thievy Bifouma joins Turkey’s Osmanlispor
- Hector Cuper: Our group is now more complicated
INTRODUCING: Aimz women’s football academy
In July 2014, Aimz announced the launch of its first women’s football academy, which came after three years of organizing high school football tournaments for boys and girls.
The idea of creating this academy was thought of while monitoring talented young ladies playing for their high school teams.
“They had no platform competitive enough to develop their utmost potential as young athletes, and that’s what we wanted to give them, a place to grow,” team manager Youssef Fawaz told KingFut.com.
Aimz academy generated a number of young players getting called up for the Egyptian national team camps since the first year, with various events created by the company such as The Road to The States, with Egypt youngsters Aly Adeeb & Amr Mokhtar coming through its ranks.
“Our main focus was to develop the technical, physical and tactical aspects of football for the players.
“After one year of training and playing league games we can confidently say that the results exceeded all our expectations,” Fawaz continued.
“It is amazing to see these young players train with national team players, providing us a great opportunity to assess the current level of our players compared to the best in the country,” said the former Lierse SK player.
The academy participated in the Women’s Egyptian Premier league for the first time, exceeding expectations and gathering much attention, from entering the competition as underdogs to potentially fighting for the three top places.
“During the first season (2014/2015) we played in the first national league under the name of Pepsi Stars, competing against the strongest teams of experienced players in Egypt.
“Shockingly the team got promoted to play the finals after nailing the 3rd place in the group stages, let alone the fact that we have the youngest team in the league with an average age of 17, and almost none of our players ever played for a club team before,” Fawaz exclaimed.
What is even more impressive is the list of players from the team that get called up for the Egypt National team camps, namely Randa Khalil, Malak Fahim , Mariam Kowiery, Loujaine Kowiery and Nadine Ghazy.
Another surprising prospect is 13-year-old Nadine Ghazy [pictured bellow] who gets called up for the first team national camps!
Regarding the U-17 camps, some players who get called up: Zeina El-Kordy, Janna Moussa , Dina Harvey.
“Our future plan is to expand the Aimz academy to be the platform of Egyptian girls that are passionate about football,” Fawaz concluded.
Youssef Fawaz – a former professional football player that represented the Egyptian National team at U17, U19, the Olympic team level, while playing for Enppi and Belgium’s Egyptian-owned club Lierse SK – is Aimz “Pepsi Stars” coach and co-founder of AimzEgypt.
Aimz is a sports services company that organizes high school football tournaments, sports events and owns the first women’s football academy in Egypt.