2024 Team



Alumni and Success Stories

Name: Zakaria El Ouahdi
Age: 21
Nationality: Moroccan/Belgian
Current Club: K.R.C Genk
National Team: Morocco U23
Attended MIFA: for the full 2018/19 season

In 2023, Zakaria was chosen to represent Morocco in the U23s African Cup of Nations. Zakaria played in 4 of the 5 matches, scoring a goal against Mali U23s in the semi-final. Morocco won the tournament in a final match against Guinea U23s, 2-1. In September, Zakaria signed for K.R.C Genk. 

Name: Jalil Saadi
Age: 22
Nationality: French
Current Club: Blackburn Rovers FC
National Team: Morocco Attended
Attended MIFA: January 2018 for a 4 week training programme

Jalil signed a 2 year scholarship contract with Blackburn Rovers FC following his programme. In October 2018 Jalil was called up to the Moroccan National Team at youth level.

Name: Enrique Wild
Age: 24
Nationality: Switzerland
Current Club: FC Winterthur
National Team: Switzerland
Attended MIFA: for the full 2014/15 season

Enrique is one of the youngest players in FC Winterthur starting 11, for the 1st team. He is now a regular for the Switzerland U20’s National Team.

Name: Lewis Trusty
Age: 20
Nationality: English
Currently: Completing a degree in Sports Coaching
Attended MIFA: For three full seasons from 2015 - 2018

Lewis worked his way through the academic study levels at MIFA, after leaving school and has now progress onto a degree in Sports Coaching.



Name: Noe Sow
Age: 24
Nationality: French
Current Club: Pau FC
Former Club: Stade Brestois 29
Attended MIFA: during 2017

Noe signed for Stade Brestois as a Defensive Midfielder (France, Ligue 1). He has since joined Pau F.C. 



Name: Tunde Owolabi
Age: 28
Nationality: Belgian
Current Club: Cork City FC
Attended MIFA: during 2019

In 2019, Tunde received the Northern Premier League Supporters Player of the Year Award for Radcliffe FC. In 2022, Tunde made his debut for St Patrick's Athletic FC in the 2022 President of Ireland's Cup, scoring in the penalty shootout against Shamrock Rovers. At the end of 2022, Tunde signed for Cork City.