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amanhom khamisSixteen year-old Amanhom Khamis started kicking a football around when he was about 9 years old. The youngster was born and raised in war-torn South Sudan and
came to Australia when he was 6 years old. Having 6 brothers and 2 sisters to play with came in handy for Amanhom and as kids their backyard became a mini-soccer ground with hardly a blade of grass on it.

It was here that he developed his love for the game that eventually led to joining his first junior club North Sunshine Eagles. He joined the Eagles in 2015 and spent two seasons at N.S.E. playing for the under 13’s and under 15’s side. In between those two seasons he played one season for Sunshine George Cross at under 14 level. Amanhom returned to the Georgies’ under 16 side and has been at the club ever since,

He worked his way through to the NPL2 under 20 team and in the 2018 season the maturing youngster made his George Cross debut with the under 20 side at the age of 15 against Langwarrin Soccer Club. He also played against the Melbourne Victory Youth team. Much to Amanhom’s disappointment both matches ended in defeats.

This coming season will be a major step forward in Amanhom's football career and his inclusion in the senior squad shows how much he has advanced. He impressed coach Corey Smith who had no hesitation in taking the youngster under his wing. Amanhom is excited to have signed his first senior contract and is keen and ready to show everyone what he’s made of.

Everyone at George Cross is excited with the prospect of having someone so young making the senior team. We all remember John Markovski and Kevin Muscat making their George Cross debut at a similar age and look how well they did in the game. (No pressure Amanhom!!).

He has firmly set his sights on a professional football career and having the physical attributes of a top athlete he has lots going for him. The youngster stands at 6 feet 2 inches tall and with a bit of beefing up he has the physic to become a top notch striker.

Amanhom is a student at St. Albans Secondary College and all at S.G.C. congratulate him for becoming the youngest member of the senior squad this season. 

Coach Corey Smith believes Amanhom has huge potential and can be a star player in the future with the right guidance and opportunities. Bring on 2019!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:37