Football in Australia is developing very well since they joined Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The National Team played the last four World Cups and won 2015 AFC Asian Cup after beating South Korea in the final.
Australia and South Korea are specially connected to a young and talented footballer with Fijian heritage: Mustafa Mohammed. The 15-year-old player was born in Australia and currently plays for Brisbane Roar Academy – one of the best football academies in the country.
Mustafa’s relationship with football came from the cradle. His father Ifraz Mohammed represented Fiji U-17 National Team in the 90s before moving overseas in 1998. Despite being so young he is highly rated to represent Australia National Team at youth level as he recently had the opportunity to be with U-17 National Team head coach Trevor Morgan – “He will fight his heart out to represent Australia because he was born here,” said Ifraz.
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The young player dreams about representing Australia but he does not discard the possibility of representing his father’s country. If he does not have the opportunity to represent Australia internationally then he will think about representing Fiji.
Mustafa has already signed with an agency that will manage his career. Football Connection Agency is based in South Korea but it also has connections with Australia as well. The doors of professional football are open to him and it would not be a surprise if we watch him on TV playing Hyundai A-League or Korean K-League in a few years.