Adelaide United is delighted to announce youngster, Mohamed Toure, has signed a three-year scholarship contract.
Toure became the second-youngest Red to make his senior debut for the Club at 15 years and 320 days after an impressive substitute appearance against Brisbane Roar last weekend, demonstrating a confidence and maturity beyond his years.
The Croydon Kings and NTC product is the younger brother of Al Hassan, and joined the Reds ahead of the Foxtel Y-League 2019/20 season where he scored one goal.
Toure also bagged a brace in the South Australia Bushfire Appeal friendly match last week against the Football South Australia All-Stars.
Speaking on his contract, Toure said: "I'm very happy to sign for Adelaide United and feel privileged to have done this.
"To make my debut last week was a dream come true.
"But there's still a lot of work for me to do and I can improve a lot more that's what I'm focusing on right now."
Director of Football, Bruce Djite, was thrilled Toure committed his future to the Club and praised his raw potential.
“Mohamed’s raw ability was evident in his brief cameo against Brisbane Roar last week.
“It was exciting, but only a glimpse of his potential quality because he’s just 15 years old.
“His career is yet to get started and there is still a great deal he has to work on.
“We should all heed the warning and reflect on those who made their debuts at a younger age like Mohamed.
“It is one thing to have potential and another to fulfil it.
“The Club will nurture his talent and carefully monitor his development, giving Mohamed the absolute best chance to be successful in football and progress to the highest level.
“At his age it is also important that we continue to work with his family and school to ensure his education is not adversely impacted and that a plan is in place for him to manage all his academic commitments."