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From a Refugee to the Premier League: Gael Bigirimana



Picture this:

Coming to England as a refugee, a 11 year old kid one day was going along the streets with his brother to buy some milk when he sees a group of kids playing in the grounds. Unknown to him was the fact that it was the the academy of a renowned English football club. Something called him from the inside. So, he goes there the next day asking if he could train, ignorant of the fact that they don’t let random youths come and train. They promise him though that they would come to see him play when he played for his school, but seeing his youthful enthusiasm as he ran past them they call him back. The youth, unsure if it was him they were calling from behind, looks back to find out it was indeed him. They ask the boy if he had shin pads and other equipment, the boy lies and says “yes”. He is called up the next day to give a trial and after that day he has to never look back, eventually making it to the Premier League.

A perfect plot for a Hollywood movie one may think. But it isn’t so. This is what happened to a real boy in the real world, whose story came to a climax last week. The story of Gael Bigirimana, a teenage midfield prodigy who was the latest addition to Mike Ashley’s “cut-price revolution” at Newcastle.

To continue reading go to: http://www.sportskeeda.com/2012/07/09/from-a-refugee-to-the-premier-league-gael-bigirimana/

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