English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion FC academy coach Ahmed Ali has been impressed with the level of technique exhibited by some junior players during his four-day coaching clinic which began on Monday.

Ali was at Belgravia Sports Club together with Zimbabwe-UK Under-17 coach Trevor Mazhande for the clinic.

Speaking to The Herald, BN Academy director Bhekimpilo Nyoni said the West Brom mentor was impressed to a larger extent but also highlighted some shortcomings which he believes need to be looked at in future.

“We were targeting players from the young age of six right up to 19 and we had a very good turnout of 190 players. Ali who will leave the country on Sunday has given us an assurance that players that will be shortlisted during the clinic will be given an opportunity to go for trials at West Bromwich Albion,” said Nyoni.

“The gaffer was impressed with some players who were good at football basics and believes they only need some assistance to be future greats. I believe we have talent and those who will make it will have an opportunity to try their luck at West Brom.”

The clinic was organised by Nyoni, who also roped in local coaches such as Darlington Dodo, Steven Chikodzi, Eric Aisam, Phillip Mbofana, Antony Vheriwa and Labani Kandi.

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