Congratulations to BTB technical director Kondeh Mansaray and the BTB Soccer academy 2004 boys who won the 2019 Canada Soccer Toyota National championship with Impact. Majority of the players trained with BTB for 5 years. BTB ran the technical program for the boys in preparation for their provincial and national winning year.
Congratulations to the 2019 BTB ballon d'or winner Dieu-Merci Michel. Dieu-Merci has been apart of the academy since he was 10 years old. Dieu-Merci is a 5x provincial champion, 5x provincial game winning goal scorer, national champion, 2x member of ASA provincial team, member of Gold medal winning Alberta team for western Canada summer games, scorer of over 300 goals in his youth career. Dieu-merci is currently in Victoria with the residency program head by Thomas Niendorf.
Congratulations to coach Talal and assistant coach Alphonso Davies for winning the 2019 BTB & TWP Pro-am game. The game was of high quality with almost 600 spectators in attendance to see the professional players from Edmonton perform. MVP for the event was Chance Carter of the FC Edmonton first team.
Congratulations to Jivan Aulakh for working so hard to accomplish his goal of playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps MLS academy. Jivan has been apart of our academy for 4 years.
We wish Jivan all the best in his journey. BTB will always be here to support you.
Congratulations to Dieu-Merci Michel and Armaan Natt for being selected to attend the Victoria Highlanders residency in Victoria, BC. Dieu-merci has been apart of the academy since he was 10 years old and Armaan since he was 11 years old. We wish Armaan and Dieu-merci all the luck on their next journey.
Congratulations goes to the 7 BTB boys that were selected to be apart of Team Alberta for the 2019 western summer games. The 7 boys were all underage as the youngest players on the team. They helped team Alberta capture Gold. Well done boys!
Left to right: Ali Yildiz, Emmanuel Kanu, Felix Mutuyemungu, Dieu-Merci Michel, Malik Sylvester, Ali Blaybel, Armaan Natt
4 boys from the BTB 2004 program were apart of the Canada Soccer U15 integration camp hosted through the Vancouver whitecaps in 2019 with Senior Men's coach John Herdman.
In BTB's first ever attendance at the Calgary Foothills Junior Cup, the U12 boys displayed tenacity and skill. They brought the BTB Way to Calgary and ended with a perfect record of 4 Wins, 0 Losses beating an excellent Scottish United side 3-0 in the final. Half of this roster was U11 players that were challenged by the BTB staff to play up.
The BTB Soccer Academy U10 boys also attended their first every Calgary Foothills Junior Cup. In an unorthodox fashion the U10 boys battled adversity to lift the trophy. Having lost their first match, this group stuck together and become one of the most exciting teams to watch in the tournament. A championship game (7-2 final) vs Victoria was arguably the match of the tournament.
U10 coach's Mike and Kondeh, along with U12 coache's Pius and Talal with the championship trophies. The smiles on their faces have little to do with those trophies and everything to do with the boys playing the BTB Way. High tempo, high intensity, lots of goals, skills, flair and above all unity as a team. The BTB Technical Director (Kondeh Mansary) was very pleased in saying "I think we have at least 5 future professional players within these two groups. We are happy that we won but even more happy that we played the right way, the BTB Way".
Congratulation to Joshue on being selected to the U15 Vancouver Whitecaps Academy. Joshue worked very hard with the coaches at BTB to achieve his goal of being in a professional setting. Joshue's hard work, determination and down to earth attitude will continue to propel him to the next level. BTB is very proud of Joshue's accomplishments thus far and will continue to support and follow him on his journey. Keep Striving Joshue!
BTB had 3 players out of 7 that were invited out of Canada to go for a 4 days trail for the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program. From left to right, Joshue Ndakala, Ali Yildiz, and Aaron Bessong. Congratulation lads!
Congratulations to Felix for making the game of distinction as one of the top 18 players during the 2018 Whitecaps Provincial team combine.
Congratulations to Ali for making the game of distinction as one of the top 18 players during the 2018 Whitecaps Provincial team combine.
Congratulations to Joshue for making the game of distinction as one of the top 18 players during the 2018 Whitecaps Provincial team combine.
14 players were selected to represent Alberta North at the 2018 Whitecaps combine in Vancouver, BC. Ali Yildiz, Jawad Salla, Emmanuel Kanu, Jamie Sesay, Dieu-Merci Michel, Braxton Kennedy, Felix Mutuyemungu, Joshue Ndakala. Missing: Ali Blaybel, Aaron Bessong, Armaan Natt, Luis Burke
2018 U13 ASA Team: Jivan Aulakh, Dequawn Brown
There has been over 22 players that participated in BTB training that have been selected for the Alberta Provincial Team/ Winter Training over the last 2 years. We are very proud of all the lads that continue to strive to be the best they can be.
Congratulations to Paul for being selected into the Vancouver Whitecaps academy. Paul trained with BTB since 2014. The sky is the limit for Paul as he has all the technical, tactical and physical skills to keep striving.
Congratulations to Brian for being selected into the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy. Brain Trained with BTB since 2015. Brian is a very hard worker with good technical, tactical and physical skills, we will continue to keep an eye on Brian and his development.