(Andrew Waswa dribbles the ball during a past friendly match with the Kenya Under-17 national team)
A 16-year-old footballer from Makhese in Kenya is dedicated to his goal of playing in the English Premier League.
He wants to emulate the success of former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Mugubi Wanyama and play elite football in this world famous professional league.
Andrew started playing football at eight years of age, and says that his plan and dream is to:
“become the second Kenyan to play in the EnglishPremier League”
He also vows to score goals like his childhood hero, former Manchester United and Arsenal FC striker, Robin van Persie.
Van Persie played for Arsenal before signing for Manchester United in the 2012-13 season. Van Persie won the Premier League trophy with United the very same season. In doing so he completed 280 league appearances and scored 144 goals and cpmpleted 53 assists.
Andrew also plays for the Kenya national under-17 team. His heroes also include other Premier League players like Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Salomon Kalou, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Andrew has been coached by Hamis Mohammed, a member of the Harambee Stars’ technical team, since being a boy. He is now studying at Abbey College Manchester, UK whilst also being a member of the IHM Football Academy squad.