Tenconi to depart Rebels for Stanford Men's Soccer team in the States

It was confirmed this week that Slough Town striker Alfonso Tenconi will depart Arbour Park at the end of the season to join Stanford Men’s Soccer freshman class in the United States of America.

The Rebels' management team and his teammates have known for some time Tenconi would be leaving for the States, but the move was officially confirmed this week.

The 19-year-old has become a real asset for Slough this season, stepping up from the u19s and u23s squads to become a first team regular, scoring nine goals in 24 appearances.

His first senior goal came in the side’s 2-0 victory over Bath City at Arbour Park last year (October 26).

Currently sidelined with injury, fans will be hoping to see Tenconi back on the pitch in Slough colours before his move stateside.

On Saturday, @StanfordMSoccer tweeted: “Introducing the final member of the freshman class, Alfonso Tenconi! Currently playing for Slough Town FC, Alfonso is a powerful forward who arrives in dangerous positions in front of goal. Welcome, Alfonso, and the entire freshman class!”

Baker added: “He’s a young lad who has come in and done great. He had no experience whatsoever, he’s just come in and hit the ground running. His workrate is so good too and he’s a great lad aswell so we will definitely miss him.

“At the moment, we have got a player that we hope will have a similar impact to Alfonso. We’ll also be looking to bring one or two in. There will be several changes, I’m sure, next season. We just have to hope we get our recruitment right.

“It’ll be ideal to pick up a couple of Alfonsos really, a couple of players that aren’t on people’s radars.”

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