Baka Begins Trial With Tercera División Side

Good luck to FC Malaga City Academy graduate Abubakar Moffat, who began his trial with CD Ciudad de Lucena yesterday evening.

Ciudad de Lucena are an ambitious Spanish club who are currently sat in first-place of Tercera División Group 10, battling to be promoted to Segunda División B.


Baka joined FC Malaga City Academy in 2018 from partners Aces Youth Soccer Academy (AYSA) in Zimbabwe.


The midfielder quickly established himself as an elite talent, and became a prominent figure within the club - featuring in a number of high-profile showcase games against the likes of Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla CF, Granada CF, Malaga CF amongst others.


Baka was called up to represent Zimbabwe at Under 23s level - and is one of six #FCMC academy players to gain international honours, alongside Nick Zakoski (Macedonia), Zelfy Nazary (Afghanistan), Jackson Brady (New Zealand), Martin Mapisa (Zimbabwe) and Donovan Praclin (Nicaragua).

After an impressive season with our senior team CD Almuñecar City, the midfielder was signed by Tercera División side Velez CF - where he was a regular throughout the 2019/20 campaign.


He then returned to FC Malaga City at the beginning of this season, representing our Senior team who compete in Primera Andaluza (Málaga).


Baka's consistent and impressive performances caught of the attention of CD Ciudad de Lucena - who invited him to trial with the club for ten days.

George Jermy, Academy Director, commented: “We're really pleased to see Baka go on trial with an ambitious Tercera División club in CD Ciudad de Lucena.


“Baka is an incredible player with a massive potential, who has earned this opportunity through an impressive season - so we hope he can take it with both hands.


“He is an amazing person and a great character - who has always ever shown an outstanding attitude to his football.


“As an academy, we're really proud of the progress that Baka has made - and are excited too see what his future holds.”