Success stories

IH Manchester’s Roll of Honour

Moses Duko AsagaGhanaSelected to train with the Ghana National under 17 squad.
Eric BehrensGermany Trialled with Manchester City FC and signed academy contract with Derby County FC
Nazar KimitUkraineSigned for Ukraine 2nd Division club FC Skala
Sam Zimmerman SwitzerlandSigned for Swiss club SC Kriens – selected to play for under 21s squad of national team of Liechtenstein. As of Nov 2015 - Playing Division 1 Soccer at California State University Bakersfield
Ismail Zaan AmirMaldivesSelected to play for and Captain Maldives national under 21s
Carlos MoraSpain Trialled with English Premier League Club Everton FC, Rochdale and Bury FC
Carlos AcunaVenezuelaSigned for Venezuelan club Trujillanos FC
Miguel Hamutena NamibiaSigned for Norwegian 2nd division club Strommen FC
Blaiz HallUK Trialling with Crewe Alexander FC – English Football League 1
Quin BredinCanadaSelected for the Vancouver White Caps pro pathway Programme. Earned trials with English Championship club Birmingham City and English Premier League club Stoke City
Chafik Naceri Canada signed for Spanish Sigunda Division team Alcorcon AD Liga Adelante
Cristian CanteroPuerto Rico Represented his country playing in the national side in a friendly against Canada
Matt JacobsUSATrialled with semi-pro club Witton Albion
Lawrence HannaAustraliaTrialled with English League Two club Accrington Stanley FC

Vyankatesh Kharage

An excellent example of a great success story is Vyankatesh Kharage, who was inspired to open his own academy back home after his experience with us here at inlingua Manchester

Vyankatesh Kharage, from India, attended our Manchester Year Long program 2011/12.

Read his letter to below

“The year I spent at the  Manchester Academy was one of my best experiences so far. The state-of-art facilities and the coaches helped me to become the player I am today.

During the academic BTEC Sport science classes I learned a lot about sports and fitness, which I implement in the sessions of my academy.

It was also nice to be recognized for my hard work by staff and to receive the Student of the Year award. It gave me great confidence.

As part of the program I had the opportunity to obtain the English FA level 1 coaching badge, and while doing this I realized I could use the certificate to coach kids back in India.

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Nazar Kmit

Nazar, one of our players from the 2009 – 2010 season in England, is now playing professionally in the Ukraine 2nd Division for FC Skala. Nazar, who is a very talented player and showed great skill on the programme during his time here, earning a trial at Preston North End, was always very focused and determined to play football professionally and make the sport his career. Now as a professional footballer back in his home country Nazar commented about his time on the programme at IH Manchester.

“I miss England football is different than here in the Ukraine it is like a religion. After the Manchester programme I felt stronger, more powerful and a more complete footballer”

Nazar is doing well and has been with the 2nd division team in Ukraine and is now part of the first team. They are currently 5th in the division and return from their winter break next week with 10 matches left to try to get at least 3rd place which means promotion to the first division. The last 2 weeks the squad has spent in a training camp in Antalya, Turkey preparing for the second half of the season.

It’s always great to see a past Manchester Football studies programme Player doing well.

Eric Behran

Eric Behran’s, the IH Manchester goalkeeper has signed for Championship club Derby County FC. Eric, who has shown potential all season on the Edukick England programme in Manchester first came to the attention of scouts at the Platt lane complex, home of the Manchester City youth academy. During September 2012, his first month on the programme here in Manchester, Eric impressed the goalkeeper coaches of Manchester City that much that they invited him in to train with the clubs academy goalkeepers on a regular basis. In this time Eric received some top class coaching from the city goalkeeper coaches alongside training daily with the IH Manchester team and being our No 1 in matches. over the course of the programme Eric earned himself several opportunities going on trial with Aston Villa, before visiting Derby County FC. Derby straight away took to Eric with head of recruitment Craig Short saying he had come into the team and preformed brilliantly. Eric spend several weeks travelling to Derby to join the team at weekends for matches, which in itself is a great experience for a 16 year old young player. However after a few weeks of discussions Eric has finally been offered a scholarship at the club and has put pen to paper. Eric will join the club in July, after a well deserved break for the summer.




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