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Town Sign Australian Trialist
Monday, 27th Sep 2021 13:08

Town have signed Australian trialist Tete Yengi on a one-year deal with an option for a further season.

Yengi, 21, signed on the dotted line at Portman Road last week from A-League side Newcastle Jets.

We understand Yengi, who is on the bench for the U23s this afternoon, came to Portman Road via a connection with Town's Australian head of sports science Andy Costin and has been at the club for a fortnight.

Yengi played youth football with Croydon Kings and hometown side Adelaide Comets before joining the Jets on a scholarship in December last year.

The 6ft 5in tall central striker, wideman or attacking midfielder’s older brother Kusini plays for Adelaide United.

Photo: ITFC

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Blue_badge added 13:13 - Sep 27
Welcome and good luck with the Town - hope to see you tear this league up in due course...

OsborneOneNil added 13:22 - Sep 27
Good feet for a tall lad.

NthQldITFC added 13:25 - Sep 27
^ yes, nearly six and a half!

PortmanTerrorist added 13:25 - Sep 27
Has he seen our training ground ?!

JewellintheTown added 13:27 - Sep 27
Seems to have a good eye for where the ball needs to be. Could be a decent signing with the right mentor.
Welcome aboard, Tete.
BTW, how do we accurately pronounce his name?

BlueInBerks added 13:31 - Sep 27

GiveusaWave added 13:31 - Sep 27
Welcome to the club...hopefully see you in the first team squad soon...

Bluearmy_81 added 13:33 - Sep 27
Welcome Tete. How old is he?!

blue62 added 13:39 - Sep 27
Says born in 2000 on the video.

dangerous30 added 13:52 - Sep 27
Good luck

ThaiBlue added 13:54 - Sep 27
Get him on the bench and give him a runout looks good to me.

brendenward35 added 13:59 - Sep 27
Be one for next season as I think the squad has already been sent to the EFL so I don't think he can be added unless someone leaves. Looks to be clever with his feet could be one for the future reminds me of Edwards

Wacko added 14:11 - Sep 27
With a name like Tete I bet he's good at using his head...

ShropshireBluenago09 added 14:46 - Sep 27
Wow. Looks awesome on the video.
Like Tammy Abraham/ Ivan Toney.

pennblue added 14:57 - Sep 27
If he can score a goal from a corner kick, he would be worth every penny (I do hope we are working on corner kicks in training).

greenkingtone added 15:02 - Sep 27
Jewell: I guess he is Pacific Islands. I have worked there for 6 yeaars so I would think its pronounced Tetay.
This guy could be useful with his height.

blues1 added 15:23 - Sep 27
Brendenward. Depending on when he turned 21 he could possibly play. If he was under 21 on new years day he doesnt have to be named in the 25 man squad.

dirtydingusmagee added 15:23 - Sep 27
liking this lad ! looks like he can run at defences and his height could be very useful, him & Dobs could really tangle up defenders . Welcome to Town Tete, really hope we get to see you in first team ASAP..

Marcus added 15:32 - Sep 27
Born Nov 28, 2000, so would be 21 on New Year's Day. Therefore not eligible as a youth player.

leftie1972 added 15:43 - Sep 27
Welcome to the club!

Dissboyitfc added 15:56 - Sep 27
He is not 21 yet so surely does not have to be on list?

Steelmonkey added 15:56 - Sep 27
Has he grown 3” since the stats on the video were compiled?

andysteed007 added 16:02 - Sep 27
Is this the first aussie since andy bernel

Linkboy13 added 16:14 - Sep 27
andysteed007 we also had Ben Folami who went back to his native Australia.

ronnyd added 16:17 - Sep 27
Also Tommy Oar

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