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Updated: Sliema ASC youngsters set to continue career in Spain and Italy

Benji Cachia is set to spend the next few months in Spain at CN Poble Nou.

Four young players from Sliema Aquatic Sports Club, Benji Cachia, Liam Galea, Matthew Mifsud and Jamie Gambin, are set to spend the waterpolo winter season in foreign leagues after agreeing on moves to Spain and Italy respectively, the club announced.

These Sliema young players are seen as some of the brightest prospects for the Blues, and no doubt the opportunity to play in foreign leagues will be a great chance to continue to nurture their talents.

Cachia and Galea have reached an agreement to join Spanish club CN Poble Nou, who play in the Spanish RFEN First Division.

Prior to his departure to Spain, Cachia has pledged his future with Sliema ASC after putting pen to paper on a new long-term contract.

Liam Galea in action for Sliema Aquatic Sports Club this summer.

“Sliema ASC are delighted to announce that Benji Cachia has signed a long-term contract with the club. Benji is a Sliema product and even though still aged 19, he has been part of the senior team for the past 4 years,” the club said in a statement.

“As announced Benji will be leaving for Spain to play for CN Poble Nou to play in the RFEN First Division.

“We look forward to seeing Benji continue to progress and be successful with the club.”

On his part, Matthew Mifsud is also heading to Spain where he is set to join Club Natacio Sant’ Andreu.

@We’re delighted to announce that Sliema ASC player Matthew Mifsud will be heading to Spain to join Club Natacio Sant Andreu,” Sliema Aquatic Sports Club said.

@He will be training with the senior team and compete with their senior B team and Under 18s in the Catalunya competitions.

@Matthew, 17-years-old, and this year managed to cement his place in the senior team and we’re sure this opportunity will help him progress as a player.”

On the other hand, Jamie Gambin is also set to pursue his career in Italy after a deal was reached with SS Lazio.

“We’re delighted to announce that Sliema ASC have reached an agreement for Jamie Gambin to join Seria A1 side, SS Lazio Nuoto,” Sliema said in a statement.

“Good Luck Jamie, we’re sure you’ll make the most of the opportunity.”

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