Who is Gad Mathew?
On the deadline of market transfer of the Kenyan Premier League season, Gad Mathew was moved from the relegated team Western Stima and signed to his new home Kariobangi Sharks FC as part of new strategy to add extra talent to the goal keeping side. The guy humble in his attitude and physique explains to us what makes him (HIM). Is it Nature, is it Nurture. Lets find out:
AGE : 22 YEARS
CURRENT TEAM : KARIOBANGI SHARKS F.C
LOVES: Everything about life
I’m Gad Mathew
Where do you live?
I trace my roots back to my home town Kisumu on the busy neighborhood of Nyalenda. I’m currently living in Nairobi (The big City).
I started playing soccer since I was 5 years old. My dad would carry me to go and watch him play for local based teams in the slums .Since then I have been passionate about football . I told myself, What the heck! Even I can become a football legend.
How was life before the come up?
Honestly (then there comes a short silence and sighs).It has not been easy . Before I started my football journey, before I became a goal keeper.
I used to play handball at the age of 10 and later joined a football academy. Initially I was a striker but later developed interest in goalkeeping. Through hard-work and prayers I gave it my best. It marketed me at a tender age since various clubs were impressed by my skills.
What were some of life’s challenges?
Balancing football and studies have been a little bit hectic. Sometimes I would sneak out go and play for a local team paying me 100 KSH just to keep my pocket heavy.
Decision making was a major challenge since many clubs across the country wanted me on their team.
Peer pressure was also a challenge since my friends could incite me to go party with them in high-school.
Whats your best experience?
My greatest life experience was when i joined the NATIONAL SUPER LEAGUE playing for Palos FC for 4 years. At this time I had an opportunity to join Ulinzi FC under 20 for a period of two months. During this period i received national call up to join the national team under 20 to represent the country in Egypt.
Later on I joined the KENYAN PREMIERE LEAGUE after four years of hard work under my new employers WESTERN STIMA FC.
I didn’t stay for long, having played for one season. I got greener pastures still in the top tire I was pleased and honored to join my new home KARIOBANGI SHARKS FC based in Nairobi.
I’m currently engaged. She motivates and encourages me. She is witty and humble.
WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE TO YOUTHS OUT THERE:
EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE, ITS YOU TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN DESTINY AND PATH.
ITS ONLY YOU WHO CAN STOP YOURSELF FROM ACHIEVING YOUR GOAL AND TARGET.
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