AFTER putting in some hard work this season, the Urban Academy U19 soccer side are reaping the rewards, having won their last five matches in a row.
The academy is based in Govan Mbeki Avenue and the players are coached by Kagan Assam, who is also a top-class player, being a member of the NMMU side in the Varsity Football Challenge.
Starting as a new side this season, Urban Academy have grown in stature after losing their first few matches.
Despite that start, they never lost hope and, under Assam's guidance, have became a side to be reckoned with. Urban Academy are delighted to have been selected as a soccer scouting school for the NMMU.
This will open the door to players from their team who may wish to further their soccer careers.
NMMU will be supporting this programme with bursaries being made available to qualifying players. Urban Academy recently beat the following sides: Alexander Road 1-0, Morningside 5-4, Strelitzia 3-1 Lawson Brown 4-0, and Ed-U-College 3-0.