Goan Footballer Brandon for South Africa

Goa`s promising football player Brandon Fernandes, has left for South Africa for the Cape United Soccer Academy training after being selected by the scouts of the famous coaching school for two years training.

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2010, 18:20 PM IST

Panaji:Goa`s promising football player Brandon Fernandes, has left for South Africa for the Cape United Soccer Academy training after being selected by the scouts of the famous coaching school for two years training.

Brandon inked a two year deal to become the first Asian footballer to have a contract with the South African football coaching academy.

Brandon, was with the Indian U-19 football team for over a year and had improved under Technical Director Colin Toal.

The 16-year-old was so engrossed with the India U-19 team that it was a difficult moment for him to leave Goa.

His father Jaju Fernandes said that he was grateful to AIFF and the coaching team, especially Colin Toal.

"This is a big moment for us, we`re thrilled on his start with coaching and we pray he realises his dream," said Jaju.

PTI