Dubai Girls Football Talent Shines At duFC Group Stages


Monday 18 February 2019

·         All vying for chance to be Scouted into du LaLiga High Performance Centre



Dubai, UAE, 18 Feb 2019 – The second weekend of the Dubai leg of du Football Champions, in partnership with LaLiga, witnessed a strong day of play in the UAE Schools and Streets Cups, with added excitement brought on in the UAE Girls Challenge.


Over 200 players playing in Dubai’s strongest girls’ teams battled it out for a place in the knockouts. City Football Club and IMU also qualified for the Dubai knockouts. The LaLiga Valencia team blew through their group with a 3 for 3 winning streak.


In the Boys competition, LaLiga Valencia Boys U14 also qualified in their category, beating Future Stars. In the U18 competition, 2016 champions Al Mawakeb Garhoud returned to stake a claim for the UAE Schools Cup. The team is in it to win it this year: “We’re all back and primed for another trophy this year. We feel really good about our chances,” said Lotfi Machou, team captain. “Not only that, du Football Champions has been truly a special experience for me. Through this tournament, I was scouted to the du LaLiga High Performance Center (HPC) in 2016 and since then have become their U18 Captain. I will be graduating this year, so I will miss du Football Champions, but I get to be a part of it forever through du Talents, the online scouting platform,” add Machou.


The breakout team of the day was The International School of Choueifat Boys U12 team. They ploughed through the teams in their group with such skill and power. Choueifat U12 will be joined by Al Mawakeb Garhoud Boys U12 in a faceoff against DESC Boys U12 from the previous week. The U12 knockouts in Dubai is shaping up to be quite a battle, that will be waged on March 2.


“We love this tournament and year on year we see the impact it’s having on our players’ level of football, as well as their passion and commitment to excel,” said Coach Caitlan from Choueifat U12. “We have boys playing across all age group categories and they work hard to be up to face off other tournament,” he added.


Meanwhile in the Schools Cup Boys U16 category, Al Mawakeb Garhoud and Al Ittihad Private School both lead their groups and will qualify for the Dubai knockouts.  


Meanwhile, players can continue to show their skills on du Talents, the Middle East’s first digital scouting platform where they can build their online profile and take fun challenges winning prizes and the chance to be scouted into du LaLiga HPC.



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About du Football Champions


du Football Champions is a nationwide initiative featuring the UAE’s official Schools Cup and Streets Cup and is the only international youth football scouting platform in partnership with LaLiga. Conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Dubai Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Sharjah Sports Council, du Football Champions aims to achieve sustainable human development through the discovery of promising talents, who will raise the bar on sports excellence at local and national levels as they aim to become the next generation of professional male and female footballers.


Played to world-class standards, the Cups are conducted at a national level and played in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The Championship is open to boys and girls aged 10-17 and will pave the way for youth to cultivate their sporting talents and aptitudes by enabling them to participate either through their school or together with their friends.


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