MGS pupil helps Manchester City’s under-12s win US cup

Isaac Okeregha in America with Manchester City
Isaac Okeregha in America with Manchester City

A young footballer helped Manchester City’s under-12s team to beat the best sides in their world at their age.

Isaac Okeregha, 11, a Year 6 pupil at The Manchester Grammar School, flew out to America with the City squad.

The team competed in the inaugural Prospects Cup, held in Florida, featuring 16 of the world’s best sides at that age.

And Isaac, who has been on the books of Manchester City FC since March 2017, helped the team lift the trophy, with impressive wins against Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Brazilian side Fluminese en-route to the final, before a 3-0 victory against US side Weston Soccer Club in the final saw City crowned champions.

Isaac, who plays on the right side of midfield, said: “It was a fantastic opportunity and experience to play against some of the best under-12 teams in the world.”

Andrew Bird, Head of Junior School PE and Games at The Manchester Grammar School, said: “Isaac has been working hard on and off the field, and he was recently selected as a sports captain at MGS.

“I have no doubt this experience will inspire him and his school mates in 2018.  We look forward to monitoring Isaac and all the other boys involved in elite level clubs across a variety of sports over the course of the year.”

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