Evo-Stik League North club Radcliffe FC have signed two players who were both highly-rated as youngsters with big clubs in Henoc Mukendi and Modou Cham.
Congolese-born Mukendi joined Liverpool’s youth teams in 2007 and made his debut for the under-18’s in the 2010/11 season, going on to make nine appearances and score two goals.
He also made his debut for the reserves on 30 March 2011 as a second-half substitute in a Lancashire Senior Cup match against Preston North End.
The following season he played regularly again for the Under 18s and reserves and in May 2012 he signed a two-year professional contract with Liverpool.
In early August 2012, he joined Northampton Town on loan until January 2013.
In July 2013, he joined Scottish top-flight club Partick Thistle, but made only one competitive appearance for the SPFL.
After six months on loan at the club, he returned to Liverpool.
Since being released by the Reds in the summer of 2016, Mukendi has been at Stalybridge Celtic, Ashton United, Marine AFC, Colne, Atherstone Town, Sutton Coldfield Town, Mossley AFC and Atherton Collieries.
A product of the Blackburn Rovers academy, Cham had been with the Ewood Park side since an early age, making his first appearance for the under-18s despite only being 14.
A lively attacker who is comfortable on either flank, Cham grabbed 6 goals from twenty-five appearances for the Blackburn reserve and academy teams.
He spent time on loan with Stockport County, making six appearances and scoring one goal for the Hatters before a calf injury cut short his spell.
After being released by Blackburn, Cham joined Clitheroe in August 2016.
The 21-year-old then had spells with Swedish side Oskarshamns and Club Finnois in Finland before returning to England and signing for Radcliffe`s league rivals Droylsden in September.