Antonio In Belgium For KV Menchelen Trials

Highly rated Dynamos teenage forward Bill Antonio left the country on Tuesday for Belgium where he is set for trials at top division side KV Menchelen.

The 19-year-old Prince Edward Boys High School graduate was spotted departing at the Robert Mugabe Airport for Belgium where he is due to undergo a four week assessment at the Belgian first division side.

According to The Herald, Antonio has been on the radar of KV Menchelen for a while now and was scheduled to go for trials in April but failed due to logistical problems.

“Bill was actually supposed to have gone to Belgium in 2019, then last year. (But) we decided to let him have more games and then look at it later,” said Antonio’s agent Pat Jefferson.

Antonio has had a good start in his debut season in the Castle larger premier soccer league, scoring three goals and assisted in as many.

Antonio will take part in different football tests at KV Menchelen, both physical and medical, during his one month stay, in hope of impressing the club.

There has been fears that Antonio’s move might be hampered by FIFA’s suspension on ZIFA from international football, but it has since emerged that the world’s football body reserves the right to process the transfer of a player to a foreign club if the country of origin is suspended or does not have a football association.

This has seen other locally based players like Kelvin Ndebele and Tinashe Chinyani getting their clearance to join Tinyosi FC in Eswatini.

According to FIFA, the suspension was imposed on officials and thus players can still get international clearances to move to greener pastures.

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