Our sporting stars for this week are a pair of young lads who thrive on the game of soccer and who aim to continue playing soccer even when they grow up. Both youngsters seem to be Maths boffins, but differ entirely regarding their favourite players and teams. While grade 8 learner, Mohammed Hoosein Moosa, quotes Manchester City as his favourite team, grade 7 learner, Simon Matebane’s favourite club is Manchester United. Both boys dream of making it big in the world of soccer, playing alongside their favourite players, Messi and Pogba respectively.

The Laudium Sun wishes these enthusiastic teens everything of the best in achieving their footballing dreams.

*Readers are invited to submit profiles of young (10 – 16 yrs), talented, sporting enthusiasts to the Laudium Sun office, or email to info@laudiumsun.co.za, to be considered by our sporting judges, for inclusion in this column. Kindly submit a clear photo, together with the standard relevant details as set out below.

Mohammed Hoosein Moosa (14 – Grade 8).

Name: Mohammed Hoosein
Surname: Moosa.
Address: Himalaya Street, Laudium.
Name of School: PMT Sunni School.
Favourite School Subject: Maths.
Current Sports Club / Team: Sporting FC.
Current Position: Striker.
Favourite International Club / Team: Manchester City.
Favourite International Player: Lionel Messi.
Favourite Car: Lamborghini.
Name of Parents: Riaz and Sajhida.
Role Model: Lionel Messi.
Goal: To become a professional soccer player.
What will it take to achieve your dream? Hard work and dedication.
If and when you achieve your dream what would be the first thing you do with your success? Encourage my mom to retire from her job and then take care of her.
If you ever meet your sporting super star what would be the first thing you ask him/her? Can we take a picture together?

Simon Matebane (13 – Grade 7).

Name: Simon
Surname: Matebane.
Address: 5th Avenue , Laudium.
Name of School: PMT Sunni School.
Favourite School Subject: Maths.
Current Sports Club / Team: PSG Academy.
Current Position: Midfielder.
Favourite International Club / Team: Manchester United.
Favourite International Player: Paul Pogba.
Favourite Car: Tesla.
Name of Parents: Philmon and Paulinah.
Role Model: Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Goal: To become an international soccer player.
What will it take to achieve your dream? Hard work at school and after school.
If and when you achieve your dream what would be the first thing you do with your success? I would like to build schools and hospitals.
If you ever meet your sporting super star what would be the first thing you ask him/her? Can I get your autograph?