Tottenham announce partnership with South Africa's SuperSport Utd

Tottenham have announced a partnership with South African side SuperSport United in a link-up that will see both clubs' academies working together.

Some youngsters will travel to London from the Pretoria-based club to train with Spurs.

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"This is an excellent opportunity for both clubs," said Damien Comolli, Spurs' sporting director.

"It's a mutually beneficial partnership that will see both our academies gain from the association."

Comolli is also optimistic about eventually getting players from the scheme in the South Africa team.

"We will aim to bring one or two players a year over to train with our home-grown talent," he said.

"I don't think it is unrealistic to expect that, in a few years' time, the majority of players in the South African national squad will have come from the SuperSport Academy.

"We will look to develop talent - talent that may have a place with us, but also talent for the South African game.

"The deal is a win-win situation for Spurs and for SuperSport United players and fans."

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