From the streets of Kano to taking part in in Croatia – Meet 18-year-old Ammeer ‘Kaka’

From the streets of Kano to taking part in in Croatia – Meet 18-year-old Ammeer ‘Kaka’

The ability of the sheer willpower of the human thoughts can’t be underestimated, and for Ammeer Auwal Suleiman, it’s no totally different, stories.

The 18-year-old, popularly known as ‘Kaka’, was born on the tenth of February, 2006 within the Tarauni space of Kano State, Nigeria.

Capable of play throughout any place in midfield, the teenage prodigy was part of the Ojodu Metropolis workforce that reached the semi-final of the Viareggio Cup in Italy. Remo Stars Youth Academy, Past Limits, won the competition.

Ammeer, like Ojodu Metropolis’s Hafiz Umar Ibrahim, and Yahya Subair, caught the attention of a number of scouts on their tour in Italy. In February, the midfielder joined second-tier Croatian facet, NK Radoboj, alongside his teammate, Bruno Alekwe.

Journey to the highest

Ammeer began taking part in soccer at a really younger age. He feels he was born to play the gorgeous recreation, however the journey to turning into skilled was tumultuous. On the tender age of 4, the midfielder misplaced his father, which plunged his household into monetary struggles.

“My father died after I was 4, and I used to be instructed I went to play soccer the following day. Clearly, I didn’t understand how a lot it meant then, however as I received older, it hurts extra. I simply need to play soccer to assist my household,” Ammeer instructed

His mom remarried into a bigger household, elevating Ammeer’s variety of siblings from one to 10. After some time, the household’s monetary points compelled the previous Ojodu Metropolis midfielder to make a troublesome selection.

He had at all times get despatched dwelling from faculty as a result of his mother and father couldn’t afford to pay his charges. At 12, he determined to focus solely on soccer, and the choice didn’t go nicely along with his mother and father.

“I left faculty as a result of it appeared pointless. You can’t pay the charges and even in the event you do, on the finish, there isn’t a job. I’ve at all times dreamed of soccer, so I made a decision to do this, however I didn’t know the steps to take to grow to be an expert or discover a membership,” he added.

Kaka in motion for Ojodu Metropolis F.C. in Italy in the course of the Viareggio Cup match.

“My mother and father didn’t need me to play soccer. In the future I received again from coaching and there was no meals. I requested round for meals in the home, they usually instructed me if I selected soccer, I ought to discover my meals on my own, however I stored engaged on myself, as a result of I promised myself I’d use soccer to assist my household.”

His story modified when a neighbour picked curiosity in him. The neighbour, Mr Habib Isah, purchased him his first pair of soccer boots and determined to grow to be his private coach.

“Thank God for him, he purchased my soccer boots and different issues I wanted. He made it identified to me that I wanted to wok onerous. If he referred to as coaching to be 12pm, I’d be there by 11:30 and discover out he was already ready for me.”

Becoming a member of Ojodu Metropolis F.C

Ammeer performed for a number of academies in Kano earlier than heading down south. He cited that the dearth of ambition from many of the academies made him go away.

“I performed in some academies, however they only performed soccer for enjoyable, and to have a superb time, however that was not what I needed. I had different provides, however they only needed me to play within the native leagues. I considered it, however that was not what I needed to do in the long term.”

He received invited for a trial in Ogun State, the place he had the gas to dream once more. The coach of the workforce picked curiosity in him and that motivated the teen to provide his all to attain his dream.

“He instructed me I didn’t have the peak. We watched a number of movies of gamers with common top within the huge leagues, and he instructed me their technicality set them aside. Then we started to coach 3 times a day. It was not simple, however I knew I couldn’t return dwelling. I left dwelling for a purpose, and I wouldn’t return until I achieved my dream. They stored calling me from dwelling to come back again,” the Kano-bred midfielder revealed

Kaka’s preparation and psychological fortitude paid off when he received a proposal from Ojodu Metropolis F.C. to play within the Viareggio Cup in Italy.

Ammeer at NK Radoboj

After a profitable outing in Italy, Croatian second-tier facet, NK Radoboj got here in for Ammeer, and his coronary heart leaped for pleasure. His sacrifices paid off and the enjoyment on his mom’s face confirmed he made the fitting selection.

“When my mother and father needed to signal, they have been very glad, and I used to be glad too. I made a promise to make use of soccer to vary my household and I’m glad I’ve began, there’s nonetheless extra to come back.”

Kaka in a duel.

Kaka’s Fashion

Though he performs primarily as a box-to-box midfielder, Ammeer can play as a deep-lying midfielder and has a quantity ten. He claims he doesn’t mannequin his recreation after only one participant, however learns from everybody easy methods to enhance himself, drawing inspiration from a number of gamers.

He’s popularly referred to as KAKA however his coronary heart lies with one other Brazilian famous person who lit up the English Premier League and received the UEFA Champions League with Bayern Munich.

“I watch a variety of footballers. I don’t mannequin my recreation after a selected individual as a result of I really feel I can study from everybody, however I actually like Coutinho. His curlers are nice to observe and I observe them so much.”

Enjoying for Tremendous Eagles and Barcelona

Ammeer is an enormous fan of Catalan giants and five-time UEFA Champions League winners, Barcelona. He desires of taking part in and scoring a last-minute winner on the Camp Nou sometime. He additionally revealed how proud he’d be if he received the chance to play for the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria.

“I’m an enormous Barcelona fan, and I as soon as had a dream the place I performed for them. I wakened and instructed my grandmother it’s going to occur. I need to play for the Tremendous Eagles too. We have now plenty of gifted gamers, however as a workforce, we’ve not received a lot. I hope I can win some titles with Nigeria as a footballer,” the midfielder concluded.

As Kaka’s journey continues to unfold, it serves as a robust reminder that with ardour, perseverance, and unwavering perception, desires can certainly grow to be a actuality.

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