Home visit for Ayoze

WITH international football giving domestic football a weekend off, Tenerife’s Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez is popping back to his roots this weekend.

He will be in Santa Cruz for the Plenilunio full-moon festival tomorrow (Saturday), and, of course, the evening game between his former team CD Tenerife and Nastic.

Ayoz, in his third season with Newcastle, still keeps in touch with Tenerife football. And tomorrow, he is hosting a free football training session for boys and girls between 6-13 years at the capital’s Campo Juan Santa Maria ground.

The session runs from noon until 2pm, leaving him plenty of time to catch up with former team-mates and fans at the Heliodoro stadium.

Life is proving good for him in Newcastle, Ayoze soon mastered English and speaks it well, complete with a Geordie accent! His manager, Rafa Benitez, has his own sweet memories of CD Tenerife because he got them promoted to La Primera in 2001, not bad for his first senior coaching position.

It was a family thing when Ayoze moved to Newcastle. His brother Samuel, two years older and now 26, went with him to keep him company and signed for Blyth Spartans in the Northern Premier League.

And Sammy has kept heading North, taking in spells with Alnwick Town and Berwick Rangers, and he’s now playing in Norway’s second division with Nybergsund.

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