Sunday league footballer’s superb rise from parks to representing his nation

A Sunday League footballer earned his first worldwide cap after being known as as much as play for Rwanda.

Isima Musa, 23, was turning out for an novice facet in London when a buddy who performed for Rwanda confirmed the coaches movie of him in motion.

Striker Isima, who qualifies to play for the African nation by means of his grandmother, obtained an invitation to play with the under-23 squad.

He went to Africa in July to play in a pleasant forward of a event in Ethiopia, the place Rwanda ended up pulling out of because of an increase in Covid circumstances.

Isima stated: “My story, it’s fairly distinctive. I obtained into the Rwanda squad by means of a suggestion. It was very thrilling.

“I used to be enjoying Sunday league and in the identical 12 months I performed for my nationwide group.”

The expertise has left Isima decided to get again into the skilled sport. Isima, from Farringdon, central London, anticipated to develop into knowledgeable footballer after signing with Wycombe Wanderers as an adolescent.

Proficient Isima feared his sporting dream could possibly be over

He was launched from the League One facet because of accidents on the age of 18.

Isima then performed within the Les Ambassadeurs Championship Division in London whereas he labored as a personal trainer.

Isima in his Rwanda equipment
Isima Musa / SWNS)

When all of the video games have been cancelled by Covid, Isima thought his possibilities of a professional profession have been doomed.

He stated: “I considered easy methods to get again into the sport. I puzzled if it was for me.” However then he despatched the message to his buddy about Rwanda.

He went to Africa in July

Isima stated: “He contacted the higher-ups. They stated, ‘We are going to check out you’.”

Isima hopes it is going to assist him obtain his dream of a soccer profession.

He stated: “I’m simply coaching proper now.”

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