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Sunderland have taken David Gateri on trial from African Soccer Development.

Stu Forster

According to reports in Kenya, Sunderland have taken Kenyan international David Gateri on trial for two weeks. The 18 year old, left-footed, midfielder, who can also play in defence, made his debut for Kenya in 2011 against South Africa and recently made spoke his delight at earning a recall for the Harambee Stars;

I am happy to be back in the national team. I can't wait to don the national colours and make Kenyans proud.

Gateri currently plays for the African Soccer Development (ASD) school, who are based in Cape Town and when asked for a comment, a spokesman for ASD said;

We can confirm that it is true but we cannot comment on the current developing story in regards to his trial.

Regardless whether the trial is successful or not, Gateri joins the growing ranks of Africans that Sunderland have recently taken on trial. Zambian international Stoppila Sunzu has recently undergone two different trial spells at the club, Ghanian international Albert Bruce had an unsuccessful trial in December and two youngsters from Simba SC, Shomari Kapombe and Ramadhani Singano, are due to join the club at the end of the Tanzanian season.