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Partially-sighted teenager scores place on England team
16 year old Aziz Mugenyi from Barking has fulfilled his dream of playing for England in the partially-sighted football team.

Partially-sighted teenager scores place on England team

7 December 2017

Aziz, who is a keen is a Spurs supporter, plays centre back and travelled up to Glasgow for the game last week.

According to the FA, partially-sighted football is based on futsal with a small number of adaptions such as: the ball should be a colour that clearly contrasts from the pitch and lines and the goalkeeper is not allowed to leave the penalty area.

Aziz got involved in disability football when he was playing football in PE at school and was scouted for Leyton Orient; he was there for one year and then was scouted for Tottenham Hotspurs where he stayed for three years before playing for the England regional talent centre; he then got called up for the England squad recently.

Aziz said; “I was very excited about getting called up for my first game for the England under 17s. I would like to progress in my football career and continue to play for England in the future.”

Aziz is clearly a multi-talented young man, as his college tutors also say he is doing well on the course he is doing at the Technical Skills Academy. Hilary Moore, Head of the Academy said: “Aziz has made an excellent start to his multi skills construction course this year. He is a modest young man who mentioned in passing to his tutor his selection to play for the England partially sighted football team in their next away match against Scotland.

“We wish him every success.”

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