Youth Year IFX Spain – Tafadzwa Chapoto in Barcelona
Another participant in our Youth Year IFX Spain program is the young Zambian/American soccer player Tafadzwa Chapoto. Born in East Lansing, Michigan, Tafadzwa is currently training with Esplugenc CF in Barcelona. Focussing on the soccer and learning a new language has been a great experience for him: “… my Spanish has improved so much since I left that I believe to be now fluent (I dream in spanish now!)”Having a great support from his teammates and his coaches along with the host family, Tafadzwa has found a perfect environment to grow as a person and soccer player during this exchange year experience: “Everyone in my team has been supportive… I am stronger and know the game better! – I have improved technically and I believe I have more awareness of what goes on in Spainish football. My coach has been really supportive as well. Also my Spanish is improving with my family, that I have come to love being around; they always stay positive and I feel like my new house here is my home away from home.”
We from IFX are more than happy to have Tafadzwa in our Youth Year IFX Spain program and wish him all the best!
If you are interested to experience an exchange year in Europe combined with playing soccer on a high competetive level, you can always contact us at: http://www.ifxsoccer.com/soccer-training-programs/youth-year/overview/
Here are some great pictures of Tafadzwa during his soccer exchange year in Spain: