Brandon Sinclair, who hails from Wick in Scotland where he is subsequently the captain for the U17 academy side he is one of the latest talents from Scotland who join FirstPoint with the intention to join the countless number of Scots to make a large impact in the States. The Wick academy player (who happened to win all their league games recently) plans to get the best possible education in the States as well as experiencing all the America has to offer.
“I can continue to get a good education and have the opportunity to get better qualifications but it also allows me to develop and have the opportunity to play at a higher level”
The Scot happens to idolise Celtic fullback, Kieran Tierney which isn’t a s
urprise given that Brandon is a Glasgow Celtic fan! Brandon admires the simpleness of his game and his determination that is at 100% every single game that he plays.
Just over 200 miles south another footballer is idolised by Brandon, as well as the red half of Merseyside. Of course, it is Steven Gerrard. The recently retired midfielder is one of the most common picks for when we ask athletes who they idolise and it is often for similar reasons. His loyalty Brandon mentioned as well as he ability to dictate play and do things with a ball that not many players could at the time. Finally there is the “fox in the box”, Thomas Müller of Bayern Munich and Germany fame. The forward is regarded as one of the best in the business and his versatility is something that our talented athlete really admires.
Ahmed Mohamed has also joined FirstPoint USA this month. Ahmed has spent time in Egypt, Sudan as well as Scotland in recent years. Ahmed, who is a goalkeeper won several individual awards while in Egypt and Sudan and is hoping to translate that success across the pond in America.
Legendary Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary is one of Ahmed’s biggest inspirations as he’s shown him how hard work is the key to achieving anything that you want. That is something that is evident when it comes to Ahmed’s academic side where he’s averaging a 2:1 having just finished his first year at the University of Glasgow studying Business and Management / Economics and Social History!