Ali Mekawir waits for VISA renewal in England

Mohammad Ali Mekawir is a 19-year-old forward from Solomon Islands that is currently pursuing the dream of becoming a professional footballer. Born in 2000, Mekawir is one of the most talented players from his generation in Solomon Islands and he flew to Europe alongside with Royals Academy to train in England.

He was one of the most important players of Solomon Islands U19 squad in the 2018 OFC U-19 Championship held in Tahiti and he also had the opportunity to play 2018 Telekom S-League for Marist.

Mekawir (left) celebrating a goal with Langney Wanderers squad. Source: Langney Wanderers Media

He arrived in England in 2019 to train at Stars Football Academy with Royals Academy from his homeland. After showing his quality in the trainings and friendlies he had the opportunity to start playing for Langney Wanderers, a semi-pro team that plays Southern Combination Premier Division, one of the hundreds of leagues that compose the 9th tier of English football.

Mekawir had the opportunity to represent Langney Wanderers at senior and U23 levels. He scored one goal in three matches at senior level while he found the net three times in three U23 matches which indicates that the Solomon Islands forward is performing in a good level there.

Despite the good stats he has not been playing for Wanderers recently. According to reliable sources, Mekawir is currently waiting for the renewal of his VISA in order to keep playing in Europe. It is also being reported that Mekawir will trial with some clubs in Portugal at the end of the 2019-20 european season.

Oceania Football Center will keep investigating his situation to keep our followers updated.


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