15 year old Aykhan from Azerbaijan is currently studying GCSEs on the Abbey College Manchester football academy. IHM teamed up Abbey College Manchester in 2017 to provide this awesome educational football programme.

Aykhan has had a great start to the academic year, putting in some standout performances during training games and competitive match play. He also impressed the scouts at the IHM Showcase Event on Monday 21 October and a scout from an English Championship club has invited him to trial with the club. This week Aykhan is representing his country at an International Youth Tournament, playing for the Azeri national team u.17s.

We wish Aykhan all the very best of luck and look forward to seeing him in action and supporting his football career once he returns to Manchester.

If he continues to perform as he did against Bolton College, he will go far.

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