Dwight Dabreo (13) suffered from fits and convulsions a few days prior to a selection camp held by Premier League giants, Arsenal, in Mumbai and missed out being part of a football exposure trip to Spain and Portugal in 2015. Also, the exorbitant rates charged meant that the youngster had to do away with his European dream…

Dwight Darbeo, the future Indian football star (Source: Vineet Varma)

So, here is presenting to you Dwight Dabreo (13) – a student of St Joseph’s High School Mumbai who has learnt his football on the streets of the suburb known as Juhu in Mumbai in the “City that never sleeps”.    

 

Dwight (a fan of Argentine football star Paulo Dybala) and his elder brother Dwayne (14) have made a name for themselves in their locality in Juhu thanks to their goal-scoring exploits in local tournaments.

 

The sport definitely runs in the “Dabreo” family’s blood as Ryan (their father) – who works in the cargo department at the Sahar Airport – is also an avid footballer.

 

Ryan recently spoke to “Newzfeaturez and shared his views on how Dwight missed a trial conducted by EPL (English Premier League) club Arsenal, on various topics ranging from ambitions related to football that both his sons possess, on the balance between sports and academics, to the family sporting background. Furthermore, he also expressed his willingness to go the extra mile when it comes to helping his kids realize their football aspirations.

 

ON THE “ARSENAL” TRIAL HEARTBREAK:

It is a player like Dwight that holds the key to the bright future of Indian football (Source: Vineet Varma)

According to Ryan “He (Dwight) got selected for the Arsenal trials but then he suffered from fits and convulsions. It happened before the trials, and so that is the reason why he unfortunately could not attend it”

 

ON FOOTBALL AMBITIONS:

As for the possibility of his son having a career in football Ryan further commented “Yes, yes. In fact both of them (Dwight and Dwayne) play. They are in the same school; with Dwayne being in the ninth standard and Dwight in the eight. Recently he (Dwight) won best player award in our village (gaothans) and was also selected for the parish team. They are actively into sport so hopefully they can make it (at the top level). It is good to be playing as long as you study side-by-side. We’ve done the same, so hopefully he can pursue a career (in football). “

 

ON BALANCING SPORTS AND ACADEMICS:

On the delicate issue of balancing sports and academics Ryan says “I don’t know…it depends on them now. Of course they need to complete their tenth standard and graduation.”

 

ON THE FAMILY’S SPORTING BACKGROUND:  

With regards to the family’s close  connection to football Ryan said “I work with Jet Airways in the cargo section and I used to captain their football team. I have also played for a club known as Sahar United. Furthermore, my father was involved with the Mahindra’s and Mahindra’s team, and so it would be safe to say that the love for the sport runs in the family.”

 

When asked about the future of his talented son Dwight,  Ryan states that “He wants to play football at the top level, and plans to complete his education in commerce”.  So here is hoping that one day this talented young footballer named “DWIGHT” from the city of Mumbai does fulfill his ambition of playing at the highest level, and make the “Dabreo” family extremely proud.

 

http://newzfeaturez.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/026-1024x768.jpghttp://newzfeaturez.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/026-150x150.jpgVineet VarmaLifestylePeople and Places
Dwight Dabreo (13) suffered from fits and convulsions a few days prior to a selection camp held by Premier League giants, Arsenal, in Mumbai and missed out being part of a football exposure trip to Spain and Portugal in 2015. Also, the exorbitant rates charged meant that the youngster...