Eagles hands trial to quartet
By Eagles Admin on 8 October 2013
Four unfamiliar faces were spotted at yesterday training with the Eagles at Bedok Stadium. Intrigued, the Eagles’ media team went to take a closer look and found out they were on selection trial for the team.
Three of them are local boys trying out for the Prime League team but they were put through the paces by head coach V. Kanan along with our senior team heroes.
Two of them, Farid Shamsudin, 21, a centre-back and and Afiq Udin,18, a striker, were scouted by our veteran combatant and assistant coach, Noor Ali.
The third, Hairul Syirhan, 18, a goalkeeper, played for Sporting Westlake in the NFL Division 1 and was recommended by one of his coaches.
The last one did not look local to us and we found out that he was an Argentinian, hailing from Buenos Aires.
Only able to speak in the exotic Spanish language, we had none other than our own Stefan Milojevic to help translate as best as he could. Recommended here by his agent, Matias Ariel Bravo was exposed for the first time to S-league standard football.
“Hi to Eagles fans. I am here to try to be an Eagle and even though I have not heard of the S-League before today, I find that this team is very good so maybe S-League is a tough league.”
From what we can see so far, Matias possesses very nifty touches and he passed the ball well. His vision and off the ball running were quite accomplished as well. Strictly a left-footed player, he did remind us of a former left-legged Argentina great, the one and only Diego Maradona.
We will all be able to get a better look at him during this Friday’s friendly game against none other than the league leaders, Tampines Rovers.
When asked what his impression was after his first training session with the Eagles, he had only one thing to say;
Even though the last words on whether they make it to the team rests with the coaching staff, we would like to extend a warm welcome to them on behalf of the greater Eagles family and we wish them all the best!
Name: Matias Ariel Bravo
Position: Attacking Midfielder / Forward