Singaporean youth footballer Mahathir Azeman looks to have paved the way for fellow local hopefuls to join Boavista’s youth ranks.
Mahathir made the No. 10 shirt his own during an 18-month stint with the Brazilian club in 2013 and 2014.
The 20-year-old midfielder is now with S.League side Home United and in his wake are two 16-year-olds who are blazing trails of their own.
Ryan Goh and Winchell Ng were in Brazil for a month-long training stint with Boavista late last year, and have been invited back by the club for another six months, to be groomed for their Under-17 side, like Mahathir in his second stint there.
The duo’s second Boavista stint will start in November.