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SA teen on trial with Premier League giants City

Constandino Christodoulou
Constandino Christodoulou

Cape Town - Talented South African youth goalkeeper Constandino Christodoulou is undergoing a dream two-week trial at Premier League champions Manchester City.

According to TimesLIVE, the promising 16-year-old Maritzburg United youth product is undergoing a trial at City's famed academy and could be the latest SA-born youngster to move to a European giant.

Fellow youngster Tashreeq Matthews last week signed a long-term deal with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. The former Ajax Cape Town youth product left the Ikamva-based club in July after training with the German giants.

Christodoulou, who is highly-rated by Maritzburg United head coach, Fadlu Davids, is the captain of the national under-17 team while being the youngest player to have competed in the Multichoice Diski Challenge.

The Hilton College student, flew out to Manchester over the weekend and started his trial period on Monday.

Title holders, City have been tracking the player since making his debut at national level at just 15-years-old.

"There was always the request from Man City," Maritzburg United said.

"They watched Costi in one of the SA U-17 games, hence the interest in having him on trial and having an assessment, and taking it from there.

"All of us at Maritzburg United are very proud of Costi and we wish him all the best over in England. We are confident he'll grab this opportunity with both hands and do himself, the club and the country proud."

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