Julio Crespo and Arthur Rogers leave Genesis Futsal Club ahead of new FA National Futsal Super League South season

PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 August 2016

A picture of the Genesis Futsal Club squad during the 2015/16 season.

A picture of the Genesis Futsal Club squad during the 2015/16 season.


Carlos Felipe Codinha full of praise for pair with Newham-based outfit making plans for new campaign which gets underway next month

Genesis Futsal Club have revealed two of their players, captain Julio Crespo and Arthur Rogers, will be moving on to pastures new this year.

Carlos Felipe Codinha’s team revealed the news on their Facebook page and wishes the pair good luck.

The Newham-based club achieved huge success last year and reached two final competitions, but finished as runners-up in both events.

Now they’ll have to begin the new FA National Futsal Super League South without two key players.

Codinha said: “Julio is a great player, full of energy, he’s the engine that pulls the team in and out of the pitch.

“He is the definition of what a captain should be. More than just a player I also consider him as a friend. Everybody will miss him.”

Genesis’ head coach went on to praise the potential of Rogers and insists he’ll have a great future.

“Arthur is pure talent and intelligence. He is the player I trust when I want to give more velocity to a match or freeze it if necessary,” said Codinha.

“He has all the traits of a maestro in the pitch. I foresee a great future for this player.”

The Newham outfit will continue plans for the new campaign without Crespo and Rogers.

Genesis will play their league opener in just over a month when they make the trip to face Bristol City on September 11.

The clash at the Bristol University Sports Centre is set to take commence at 2pm, although this time could be subject to change.

A statement by Genesis read: “Our last words are: Don’t ever forget that you are part of this family. When everybody thought we were dead you stand firm and fought back. In America or in Europe you are Genesis.”

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