Amini to gain European experience
Central Coast Mariners midfielder Mustafa Amini’s footballing education will receive a massive boost over the next two weeks, as he heads off to train with German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Central Coast Mariners midfielder Mustafa Amini-s footballing education will receive a massive boost over the next two weeks, as he heads off to train with German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Amini will spend a fortnight training at the club where former Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak has made a name for himself in recent weeks, and whilst there, will head to Monchengladbach to watch on as the Qantas Socceroos take on Germany on March 29.
“They are leading the Bundesliga ahead of Bayern Munich and other teams in the UEFA Champions League so it-s going to be a great experience, I-m really looking forward to it, so it should be good,” said Amini.
The 17-year-old will then return home for a Qantas Young Socceroos training camp in Canberra in early April, as the squad prepares for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia at the end of July.
“I had a great experience at the Asian Cup last year and the World Cup would be awesome if I got selected. I-m sure the organisers in Colombia will look after all the teams and it will be a great tournament,” Amini said.
Amini will then return to the Mariners following the World Cup, where he will rejoin his teammates for pre-season training as they embark on the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season.
“Musti has been fantastic for us this season, he-s still only a kid, and heading to Germany to train with one of the biggest clubs there will be a fantastic experience for him,” said Mariners Head Coach Graham Arnold.
“Hopefully he does well for Australia at the World Cup in Colombia, and can come back full of confidence before the new season starts.”