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Ojie Edoburun

Ojie Edoburun (born 2 June 1996) grew up in Edmonton, Enfield, North London and is a former pupil of Brettenham Primary school. He is a British track and field sprint athlete who competes in the 100m and 200-meter dash events. He competed at the 2013 World Youth Championships where he won a silver medal behind China's Mo Youxue in a then career best time of 10.35.

 

 

  

                                                               

                                                                                                                           

 

                                                                 Interview   March 2018   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JirQbSI6NTg   

                                                                 Interview   March 2019   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k9fIXgiHYs

 

 

 

Mukthar Ali

Mukhtar Ali, whose parents are Somali, moved to Edmonton, London when he was an infant. He is a former pupil of Brettenham Primary school and at a young age while at Brettenham was scouted to play for Leyton Orient. Mukthar then joined Chelsea aged eight. The only player to appear in every game in the club’s victorious 2015-16 UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup-winning team, with 42 appearances in all competitions he was the second-leading appearance maker in the academy and was also nominated for International Somali Sportsman of the Year. He followed the path of many Chelsea products, joining Dutch side Vitesse on loan.

Vitesse  Football club – Holland

On 29 January 2017, Mukhtar  joined Vitesse on loan for the remainder of the 2016–17 campaign. On 19 February 2017, Mukhtar made his Vitesse debut in their 1–0 home defeat against Ajax, replacing Marvellous Nakamba in the 84th minute. On 4 February 2017, he played his first match for Jong Vitesse against SV Spakenburg. Mukhtar went onto appear in five more league games during his loan spell.

On 17 July 2017, Vitesse permanently signed Ali on a three-year deal.

Al-Nassr

On 31 August 2019, Al-Nassr signed Mukhtar Ali on a one-year deal from Vitesse.

International career

Being of Somali origin, Mukthar represented England at both under-16 and under-17 level, however, pledged his allegiance towards the Saudi Arabia national team and made his senior debut on 7 October 2017 against Jamaica. This was possible based on the player's assertion that he was instead born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Mukthar will play football for Saudi Arabia in the next Olympic Games in Tokyo. All at Brettenham are proud of Mukthar and his achievements and  want to wish him all the best at the games and in his career.

 

                                                        

                                                                                                                                                  

 

                             Mukhtar Ali U16s goal        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFYXdw5vBsY   

                             Mukthar  Goals                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og8RrZVU4cw

 

Brettenham Primary School are proud to announce that former pupil Mukhtar Ali will be competing in the next Olympic Games in Tokyo. Please read more about our former pupils and their achievements in the Parents section...................................................................
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