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Young ‘Gaucho’ Muturi dreams of playing for Bayern Munich

Samuel Muturi, popularly known as Gaucho. He dreams of one time playing for Bayern Munich.

Samuel Muturi, popularly known as Gaucho. He dreams of one time playing for Bayern Munich.

While on the pitch Samuel Muturi is known as Gaucho, a name that he got due to his prowess in sports.

The name has been borrowed from former Brazilian midfielder, Ronaldinho Gaúcho.

Earlier May 2014, Muturi was one of 18 youngsters who were selected for Kenya’s under 16 team that participated in the TTD Dubai International Super Cup championships in Dubai.

Here, they emerged winners against teams from countries like South Africa and Canada.

Gaucho’s talent has seen him go against the norm by being included in Eastleigh High School’s team while still in Form One.

Only top players from the upper classes would normally get a chance to be in the school tea.

And as they say, an apple does not fall far from its tree.

LIKE FATHER

Gaucho takes up from his father, Stephen Njoroge who was once a star footballer at Ofafa Jericho High School, a short stint that saw him play beside Kenya’s football greats like Dan Shikanda and Jacob Mulee.

But due to a sequence of injuries he had to bid farewell to the game, he explains.

Gaucho’s career began as a class one pupil of St Michael’s Primary School in the eastern part of Nairobi.

At class five, he had already been included in the school team and even got a chance to participate in the Orange Tournament, as well as The Bingwa Challenge, among other championships.

For now he also plays for Hakati Spotiff under 15, a community team based in Makadara estate, in the outskirts of Nairobi.

“While here we have been lucky enough to win a number of championships including the Copa Coca-cola, a title we won in 2013” he explains.

As for now his dream remains to play for K’Ogalo, being included in the national side, Harambee Stars as well as one time playing for Bayern Munich.

-Nation

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