In May 2015, Smye-Rumsby sponsored the kit for the UK African Cup youth team. One of The young players that played for the team has been given a trial at Premiership Clubs West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace. Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, a 20-year-old wide attacker, whose outrageous tricks have seen him used by Nike, has been attracting a great deal of attention. Smye-Rumsby were delighted to sponsor the kit and look forward to seeing Yasin progress his footballing career.
Born in west London to Moroccan parents, El-Mhanni has been affiliated to the West London AG Football Academy for the past three years.
“Good morning Chris
Hope you are well. Some great news, one of our young players that played for my Team in the African Nations cup has been given a trial at Premiership Clubs West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace..
I’m running the team for another 2 years and hope Smye-Rumsby would like to get involved in this years tournament. Last year made such a big difference to everyone involved.”