“I started playing football at the age of 10, I was inspired by the South Africa 2010 World cup, it was after the final that I was motivated enough to go to the park opposite my house and play football. It just so happened that, that same night a lot football team were training and they turned out to be all my mates from school, I wanted to join straight away and I never looked back. I wasn’t the greatest and I never really started. The first day I met Cipri was when he showed up at one of our training sessions one day, barely able to speak english and said he wanted to coach us football. After a few seasons working with us, he made his own team which I joined and all the other players that weren’t playing regularly followed. Within two seasons we all had improved massively by playing regularly for him and been given the right training to better ourselves.
Cipri then went off to better himself with his footballing coaching career, I then joined his academy when it started up in 2013, he provided the players there with the correct training techniques and built us all up with confidence. He made me the player I am today for Wycombe, I then in 2015 took it up personally that I wanted to do my coaching badges. I am now a Level 1 Coach soon to be Level 2, I am now coaching my own U11s side in Marlow as well as working with Cipri at TTP. Not only do I coach an U11s side and at TTP i go with Wycombe Wanderers to local schools to coach as well. Having worked alongside Cipri as a player and now to be working for him as a coach is a pleasure because we share the same views and passion for the game. It also helps me to understand what the players are going through at the academy being a former player myself.”