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Scouts eyeing up Elite stars of the London Cup

09 March, 2017 — By Steve Barnett

Champions: Elite’s Under-14s with manager Sebastian Eurico (right) and assistant coach Edson Pascoal

PROMISING footballers from Camden Elite FC took a giant leap towards their dreams of making it within the professional game on Saturday when they were crowned cup kings of the capital.

The club’s Under-13s and Under-14s sides put in a masterclass of all things good about the beautiful game as they showcased their skills in the grand finals of the London Cup, which were played at Long Lane Football Club in south London.

After seeing both teams win their respective age groups in the prestigious competition, manager Sebastian Eurico admitted that scouts from a number of top clubs had already been in touch in the hope of signing the potential Premier League stars.

“It was a fantastic day for the club, the start of a dream coming true,” said Sebastian, a former Nottingham Forest trainee.

Cup kings: Elite’s Under-13s, who beat Bedhead FC in the final

“Since Saturday my phone has not stopped ringing. It would be unfair to reveal the clubs that have got in touch, or the players that they are interested in, just yet.

“But when the time is right the New Journal will be the first to know. Let’s just say that big things are happening.”

One player who most definitely caught the eye was striker Oscar Daniel, who scored twice as Elite’s Under-13s beat Bedhead FC.

Right-back Joe West capped a man-of-the-match display by also finding the back of the net in a 3-1 victory.

Defender Solomon Hamilton and midfielders Jake Gee and Ade-Pierre James were also singled out for praise.

Meanwhile, winger Binyam Mesfin scored the winner as Elite overcame south London’s AFC Nasaa in a closely fought Under-14s final.

Striker Yinka Adenisi left defenders trailing as he powered down the left before picking out his team-mate to score the only goal of the game.

Keeper Bailey Kennedy played his part in the win with a string of fine saves. And when the goalie was beaten, star player Luke Soteriou was on hand to clear the ball off the line.

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