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Barking footballer called up to England squad

PUBLISHED: 11:17 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:28 06 December 2017

Aziz Mugenyi iis playing for England in the partially-sighted football team with Hilary Moore, Pic credit: BDC

Aziz Mugenyi iis playing for England in the partially-sighted football team with Hilary Moore, Pic credit: BDC

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A talented footballer from Barking has fulfilled his sporting dream by being picked to play for England.

Aziz Mugenyi was capped for the nation’s partially-sighted team which took part in a special tournament held in Glasgow last week.

The 16-year-old, who is a student at Barking & Dagenham College, became involved in disability football when he was playing in PE at school and was scouted for Leyton Orient.

A year later he was he moved to his favourite team Tottenham Hotspurs where he stayed for three years before playing for the England regional talent centre.

Aziz said: “I was very excited about getting called up for my first game for the England under 17s. I would like to progress in my football career and continue to play for England in the future.”

According to the FA, partially-sighted football is based on futsal with a small number of adaptions including the ball being a colour that clearly contrasts from the pitch and lines and the goalkeeper is not allowed to leave the penalty area.

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