The projection that tournaments like MIC give to the players is well known in worldwide football. Not all top players have participated with top clubs like FC Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United, but some others like Sergi Roberto or Sergio Busquets, who did it with Santes Creus or Jàbac Terrassa respectively. Akram Afif followed the same way, participating with Aspire Academy at the beginning and then with Qatar National Team to finally take the leap to Spanish professional football.n
After passing through Eupen, in Belgium, Afif signed for Sevilla reserves team, and from there to Villarreal CF to finish in Sporting de Gijón playing in LaLiga. A trip that many players dream and, increasingly, catapults MIC players to the top worldwide top football teams, who have turned this youth football tournament as an academy value to discover new talents.