Posted on August 04, 2018

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF)-owned KAS Eupen and FC Barcelona have agreed to transfer Senegal international and former Aspire Football Dreams player, Moussa Wague, from KAS to FC Barcelona.

The clubs and the 19-year-old right-back of KAS Eupen have agreed today and the corresponding formalities will be settled in the coming days. Moussa Wague completed his medical tests at FC Barcelona on Friday morning and will train with his team for the first time at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Saturday. In the last year and a half, Moussa Wague has played 23 Pro League championship matches, 17 Play Off II matches and three cup matches for the first KAS Eupen team. Before moving to Belgium, Moussa Wague was trained at the Aspire Academy Senegal.

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Moussa Wague made his international breakthrough at the 2018 World Cup with the Senegalese national team. At the World Cup tournament, he played two matches in his country’s starting team and played in the third group match for 15 minutes. With his goal against Japan, Moussa Wague became Africa’s youngest scorer of all time, at just 19 years, 8 months and 20 days old. KAS Eupen is a Belgian professional football club that currently plays in the ‘Jupiler Pro League’ (1st Division) and serves an important role in the philosophy of Aspire Academy: The club, in which the football related activities of the club were taken over by AZF in 2012 while still playing in the 2nd Division, functions as a stepping stone for Aspire's local Qatari players as well as 'Aspire Football Dreams' scholarship players to guarantee a smooth and successful transition from youth to professional football.

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When Aspire Zone Foundation became the new owner of KAS Eupen in June 2012, the initial response from the city on the German-Belgian border, population 18,000, was reserved. But the foreign investor from distant Qatar was soon recognized as a highly professional partner – one who laid solid foundations for future success, modernised the structure and organisation of the club, quickly earned trust by honouring current contracts and bolstered the team by recruiting a raft of new players who had previously been part of the football programme of Aspire Academy in Doha or 'Aspire Football Dreams' in Senegal.