Corduff’s Yassine En Neyah with another of the club’s top products Johnny Poame

CORDUFF FC’s place among the schoolboy heavyweights in Dublin football was further solidified with the announcement this week that Yassine En Neyah has officially signed for Nottingham Forest.
En Neyah is one of the most exciting prospects to emerge from Corduff Park in recent years and becomes the third player from the Duff to move across the Irish Sea in the past two years.
The talented youngster had been plying his trade with Bohemians in recent months but will swap the red and black of the Gypsies for the red and white of Forest this summer.
En Neyah was one of six players who left Corduff last summer to join Bohs’ League of Ireland Under-17 side.
It was part of a partnership between the Dalymount side and the NDSL which saw the league’s most promising talent join the League of Ireland club’s youth team.
The Blanch club issued a statement once the Forest deal was all signed and sealed. “The club is delighted with the deal we secured but even more delighted for Yassine and his family. Make no mistake, this is a serious player who plays with a smile on his face.
“A special word of acknowledgement to his mentors at Corduff FC, Davey Travers, Johnny Boothman, Clive Keogh, Alan Sweeney and his last manager at Corduff, Steve Morley.
“This is the third player in two years that has signed a contract with an English club, after learning their trade at Corduff football club.”
A hugely popular figure around Corduff Park, En Neyah was also quick to offer his thanks to Councillor David McGuinness (Ind), who provided sponsorship for his Corduff team over the years.
The confirmation of the deal comes as little surprise given En Neyah’s ability to perform on the big stage in such a young career so far.
International caps in the past year have been met with international goals for the Republic of Ireland underage sides.
He was also named NDSL Player of the Tournament at last summer’s prestigious Milk Cup tournament in Northern Ireland.