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Alam wants to be a professional keeper

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, August 24, 2014

FOURTEEN-year-old Mohammed Alzar Alam is no ordinary kid and has been eyed as the future national goalkeeper.

He is the youngest member of the Northern Selection under-16 team.

Not only that, Alzar is number one stopper for the Seaqaqa team in the Premier Division.

He made his debut for Seaqaqa last year at the age of 13 years and may go down in the history books of Fiji football as the youngest player to feature in the senior national competition.

Alzar participated in the FIFA/Oceania Football Confederation goalkeeper course which was conducted by former All Whites rep James Bannnatyne in Suva earlier this week.

The Seaqaqa Central College Year 9 student has been playing football since the age of eight.

He was introduced to the sport by his father Mohammed Azaad Alam a former Seaqaqa rep himself and first represented the Seaqaqa U10 team when he was in Year 3.

Alzar said he learnt a lot during the goalkeeping course.

"It was about positioning and the different types of saves to make," the youngster said.

"I want to play for Labasa some day. My ambition is to become a professional player overseas and hope to represent the nation as well."

Alzar idolises Spaniard and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Fiji Football Association development officer Saiyad Ali said Alzar had a bright future.

Ali said it was rare for a 14-year-old to represent the district in the national competition also in the key role as goalkeeper.

"Alzar is very young and can represent the nation at the U17 level for two years and the U20 for three years," he said.








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