Local footballers to get chance to play in Portugal

| 24/06/2019
CNS Local Life
(L-R) Cayman footballers Jaydon Whittaker, Preston Duval (in CD Nacional kit), Cameron Murray and Cameron Smith (in CD Nacional kit)

(CNS Local Life): Cayman football players will get an opportunity to train and trial at Portuguese club CD Nacional of that country’s LigaPro under a memorandum of understanding recently inked between that team and local company Excel Sports Management Ltd (ESM). The agreement, signed by CD Nacional president, Rui Alves, and ESM director, Virgil Seymour, heralds a partnership in which football resources are shared by providing opportunities to players identified by ESM throughout Cayman and the wider Caribbean football community.

“I’m always excited to broaden the scope of football for Cayman and Caribbean players. CD Nacional is a well-respected club and we are very excited to have this opportunity,” Seymour said, in a press release announcing the MOU.

CD Nacional is located on the island of Madeira in Funchal, Portugal and is perhaps best known as the club where Portuguese international football star Cristiano Ronaldo played as a youth footballer.

ESM is a football development programme with ties to clubs in England, Portugal, Holland and the wider European Union. It plans to exercise the terms of the MOU by sending players to Portugal this summer and by planning a youth trip to play in the Cristiano Ronaldo Campus Youth Football tournament at CD Nacional in Madeira in 2020.

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