Play On The Edge

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I never thought of being a goalkeeper, it just soo happened to be that I became one . i was a winger when i started playing football. Occasionally at the end of the training sessions, when we had a free game with no ‘keeper, where the deepest player acted as a goalkeeper, sometimes i went into goal because i wanted to see the difference between a player that was on the pitch & a player that was a goal keeper.

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The passion was there since year 1😍

It all started when one day our goalkeeper wasn’t present in school  and we had a football match. We had no ‘keeper and somebody had to take up that position , but nobody really wanted to. So i volunteered to take the place . I said i would do it for only one match and we ended up having  a good game, making some cool saves. And that is how i was one.:)

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My favourite football boots #adizero

I realised this when I was 14 years old and i got my first call to the under- 17 local team, for a local tournament.

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My first team to play for Leeds United photo taken 14th April 2006

I performed well in the tournament and it made me realised that if i continued doing well and working hard if i stayed in the team i had a big chance to rise in the league and improve my skills even more further. It was also at this moment i realised that if i worked hard enough then this is going to be my biggest chance to start and have a successful career ahead.

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Training with my team at Mombasa Sports Club

I worked hard and i got a chance to be called by different teams in my local area to play for them such teams were; Ziwani Youth, Moons United, YMCA, Sparki Young Stars etc.

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One of my local team i played for

I wasn’t just into football because of the football kit & but however I loved & have always had a passion for it.

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My football (goalkeeper) kit

I also wanted to get a place in the first team of the school team so i went to the school field on the first day after being admitted. I Fully changed and i performed well getting myself a number to play for the school team for the next match i felt sorry for the keeper who was there before me😜 because my hard work got me where i was.

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Kenyatta High School Football Team 2011. The only form one in the first team it was me.

Through this I got myself a name in the school everyone got to know me and i was already famous. I performed well in the school games, helping my team to get far through the next stage.

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Being awarded by school principal as best player of the year.

Luckly enough through my school team i was able to be chosen as The best keeper in the Copa Coca Cola U17 tournament and i had to represent my area and province too (coast province) to the nationals in the capital city of kenya, nairobi.

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With my team mates In Nairobi City Stadium During Copa Coca Cola Finals. 2011

There i got to meet different players and learnt new skills and tricks on how to become even more better.

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Young Kenyan player (me)😌 with Roger Milla African Football Icon In Nairobi During Coca Cola Finals. 2011

Even Though we did not qualify for the finals, when i got back home and went back to school I gained much more experience that I previously had :).

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Training session In Mombasa.

Through this i didn’t give up but this made me much more determined to do much more better and put in more effort . When i got back home during the holiday i joined bodo glimt fc

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Bodo Glimt Fc Team Photo

A football team near home where it was easier for me to go and train. Through my hard work and effort i also got a chance to be their first team goalkeeper where i was able to play in the competitive local tournaments such as Taifa ngano ( a major tournament in mombasa)

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Greating Our Bitter Rivals Mombasa Maize Millers In the Final Of Taifa Ngano.
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1st eleven of Bodo Glimt

Where i had my best perfomance ever in this league to an extent after being chosen to vie for the best sportsman in my county however I wasn’t successful in this as I didnt win it.:?

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Getting Emotional after losing the final match. 🙊🙈
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A crucial save by me during the final match of Taifa Ngano Super Cup. 2014
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Amazing Bodo Glimts Fun who were always there for us in time of happiness and sorrow.
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Selfie before going to the field.
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Bodo Glimt featured in a local newspaper
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Poster showing how to vote for me in the sportsman of the year awards

Currently am playing for my university. I also engage myself with small tournaments in the city just to keep my game up.

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Coast Crew FC Which i currently play for which consits of players in our college who we came from same county.
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One of the training sessions with the college team.
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Being awarded best goalkeeper in a small tournament in Nairobi
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Saving a penalty during penalty kicks where it help me to he the best keeper of the tournament
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Listening to the team coach at first half break

Conclusion
Football is my passion and it gave a lot of lesson and benefits like being fit, abstaining from drugs, socializing, being focused in what I do.

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During a football match

Being a goalkeeper was just unexpected incident but I enjoyed every bit of the journey and it mold me into who I am today.

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At Kasarani Sports Center One Of the Biggest Stadium In Kenya.
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