Macarthur FC are delighted to announce three youthful signings, Liverpool local Charles M’Mombwa, Yianni Nicolaou, and Bowral native Walter Scott, for our debut season in the 2020/21 A-League competition.
The trio, who have been training with the side for the past month, secured a spot in the first team squad after impressing Head Coach Ante Milicic.
Growing up in Casula, 22-year-old attacking midfielder, M’Mombwa, graduated the Central Coast Mariners Academy in 2018, making his A-League debut in 2019 against Wellington Phoenix.
Charles M’Mombwa working hard at training.
Nicolaou, a 20-year-old, returns to home shores after time spent with English League 2 outfit, Salford City.
Bowral born, 21-year-old Walter Scott, joins the A-League newcomers following stints with Perth Glory u/21’s and most recently Wellington Phoenix.
Macarthur FC Head Coach Ante Milicic said the young men have earned their opportunity.
“Over the past couple of months, I’ve been impressed in the way all three men have applied themselves on and off the training pitch.
“I’ve worked with Walter previously with the Young Socceroos at the 2018 AFC u/19 Championship. It’s great to give another local lad an opportunity and to represent the area.” Milicic said of Walter Scott.
“Charles and Yianni have both shown their willingness to continually learn from some of the experienced players in our squad. They will all benefit greatly from being around the first team on a regular basis.” Milicic added.
Charles M’Mombwa said:
Growing up in the local area, it was a big deal to get the call to trial from Ante. I am very happy and humbled to be in the group to represent this region in our inaugural season. I am Looking forward to season and repaying the faith to Ante and the club for the opportunity.
Yianni Nicolaou said:
“I’d like to thank Ante for the opportunity to join the club. It is extremely special to be part of building a brand-new club
“It’s been a great experience so far and I’m keen to learn from the senior players in the team.
“This is a real privilege for me to join and represent a club that is related to my home area. To be able to play in front of family and friends is a great honour.”
“Working with Ante again is a real opportunity to better myself not only as a footballer but as a person.”
“The opportunity to work with the experienced players in the squad like Milligan, Federici and linking back with former Glory team-mate Ivan Franjic pushes me to take the next step in my career.”