Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce that two young players have been awarded A-League scholarship contracts.
Tall forward Tete Yengi and midfielder Jack Armson join the first team for the 2020/21 season.
Yengi, 20, comes to the Jets from the Adelaide Comets where he has played in the NPL SA for the past two seasons.
He's very agile for his size (195cm) and good with the ball at his feet.
"it's a huge opportunity for me," Yengi said.
"It's been a dream of mine to play in the A-League since I was a youngster. Hopefully I can get on the pitch and show everyone what I can do."
Armson, 22, has been playing with NSW NPL side Bonnyrigg White Eagles for the past two seasons.
"I'm happy to be here and excited for the opportunity. I'm buzzing to be around a professional club and to be able to play around some great players," Armson said.
"My goal is to work hard and try and win a spot in the starting 11. Hopefully I can play a part in the club working it's way back into the finals again."
Coach Craig Deans has been pleased by what both players have shown since joining the club during the pre-season.
"Jack is a versatile player. He has earned his chance during his pre-season trial by taking his chances when they've arisen against A-League opponents," Deans said.
He scored a goal against City and would've had another against Macarthur if it wasn't for an offside call."
"Tete is an exciting prospect. He brings something different to the team with the combination of his physical make-up and his technical ability,"
"And like Jack, he took his opportunity when it came up, scoring against City with a nice finish,"
"They both have a good opportunity to keep working hard and make the most of the chances they will get during the season. "