The Seagulls’ young winger Amin Ahmed has been called up by the Ethiopia Under-23s as they make preparations to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in July and August next year.
Amin Ahmed was previously on the books of Manchester City for six years. He is a speedy, skilful and nimble player who has made an immediate impact at Mousehole with his positive attacking instincts. Born in Ethiopia, he has lived the majority of his life in Leeds and Manchester.
Pictured at Trungle Parc with Amin Ahmed (centre) are, on left, Sam Shulberg, Endorsed Academy Manager, and Adam Fletcher, Mousehole AFC’s Director of Football Operations.
The talented youngster said: “I’m very excited to get the call. I’ve been loving life at Mousehole – the coaching has been really amazing”
Adam Fletcher is full of praise for Amin: “His explosive pace and skill caught the eye at our recent open-trials day in Doncaster. Since joining us at Mousehole he has gone from strength to strength. This pays testament not just to his ability, but his willingness to work hard. It’s really great to see more of our players developing and achieving their goals. We wish Amin the best of luck in gaining international honours and becoming Mousehole AFC’s first-ever Olympian!”
* To reach Tokyo 2020, Ethiopia will first have to qualify over the next few months for the Africa Cup of Nations Under-23 tournament in Egypt in November, and then be one of the top three teams in that tournament
* In the Men’s Football Olympics, 16 nations take part, with teams restricted to under-23s and up to three over-age players
* Brazil are the current holders; Ethiopia have never previously qualified