Abdullaziz – Nickname: ZZ
Year Group – 11
Favourite Football Team: Man United
Favourite Player: Messi

So, what do you like to do in your spare time?
My main love is football. I have just returned from visiting Old Trafford -Theatre of Dreams – watching Man U beat CSKA Moscow 2 -1. I also play as striker for Greenisland FC.

How long have you played for Greenisland FC?
I started playing for them at the end of last season after a successful tryout. They are a fantastic football club and this year, we have beaten Linfield, Glentoran and Crusaders – all of them very big clubs – but we still beat them.

You are not originally from here? Tell me a bit about where you are from.
I moved to N. Ireland 4 years ago from Somalia – Mogadishu. I had no English at all when I moved here. I went to Fane Street Primary School and learned my first words in English.

What do you think of N. Ireland?
It is a much better location to live, with a better economy and more opportunities to earn a living. The people are nice and very welcoming. I have made some very good friends.

What was Mogadishu like to live in?
The climate was alway very very hot. Hotter than any summer day in N. Ireland. The lowest temperature would be a hot day in N. Ireland. It was a tough place to live in because of the war. We moved house a lot because of the war. It is a very very dangerous country to live in. So, I still have some family there, but my life is now here in N. Ireland.

What type of job would you like to do in the future?
I am not yet totally decided, but I might like to stay on and do A Levels in Breda to keep my options open for the future.

What do you like about school?
I love PE – Mr Milligan is a great teacher with a lot of patience.

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