U16 I squad:
Yasir Merali (GK)
Kumayl Jetha (C)
On Friday 24th February 2017 our team was given the excellent opportunity of representing Stanmore Jafferys in the FA People’s Cup at Bushey Powerleague.
Our squad consisted of:
Kumayl Jetha (C), Yasir Merali (GK), Sameer Kanji, Mahdi Dhirani, Ahmed Fazli and Aliredha Suleiman.
The team as a whole played well in our first ever tournament together.
Yasir was our goalkeeper and he made some amazing saves. Most of our opponents had strikers with powerful shots but Yasir rose to the occasion with his commanding performance.
Sameer played upfront and scored a handful of cracking goals against some very good keepers. He constantly kept all the defenders on their toes with his pace and skill.
Kumayl led the team playing in the centre and made sure the team kept its shape and composure in a very tough tournament. He constantly pressed the opposition and made a number of great through-balls.
Mahdi Dhirani played in defence alongside Ahmed Fazli and Aliredha Suleiman.
Against some very strong and tough strikers, all three of our defenders were constantly challenging the opposition with strong tackles and made some excellent interceptions.
The tournament as a whole was a great experience for us all. It allowed us to play against a very good level of opposition which will help us to improve our own game.
We were very grateful for the whole experience and we hope that more opportunities will be available for us all to play in future tournaments.
Written by: Kumayl Jetha