Namibia’s newly found football talent Ennio Mathew Hamutenya’s opportunity of joining the fortress of dreams at the San Siro are hanging in the balance after the promising footballer sustained an injury while on trials.
He fears the minor injury might result in his dream of become the first Namibian to sign for the giant club crumble like a deck of cards however he remains optimistic.
Hamutenya (17) is the younger brother to Miguel Hamutenya who plays for Norwegian second tier division clubs IF Strommen is on a three week trial stint with AC Milan’s reserves.
“It’s been going very well for me until I hurt my knee. It’s just a minor injury but it’s a setback of course as I was positive going into this trials.
If his dream of joining AC Milan Hamutenya comes to fruition he will have the honour of gracing the same turf that moulded stars like Genaro Gatuso, Clarence Seerdorf and Suli Ali Muntari.
“I trust in God and his plan for me and I will keep focused and work hard so that I convince the club’s managements,” said Hamutenya.
Hamutenya is currently on the books of English championship’s (second tier division below the Barclays English Premier League) outfits Bournemouth were he plays for their reserves side as an attacking midfielder.
Hamutenya is a second year student at Isle of Wight College in the UK were he is pursuing a career in business and economics.
His father, Mathew said he is thrilled by Milan’s interest in his son, saying that Enno was spotted by Milan’s scouts while playing for Bournemouth reserves sometimes ago.
“ I am proud to see my sign invited to attend a trial at Milan. He was playing for the reserves and a scout by the name of Nereo Omero approached him and from there is history. Enno went through a medical check ups and he passed, so it all depends on Milan as I cannot comment now because it will look like as if I am promoting my son. I took Ennio myself to Milan,” said Mathew.
Mathew added saying that he is not sure to whether his son will get a contract with Milan.
“Education is very important for him as well and I would also want to see him finishing with his education. I am not sure what Milan are going to do after the trials. I will just wait for the end result. Maybe he will go back to Bournemouth, let us just wait and see,” he said.
Mathew also said that he is not interested in agents for his two sons until they complete with their studies.
“Agents are only there to make money out of the players and I would advise them to have one. I can assist them whenever they want advices. Maybe when they finish with their studies is when they can decide for themselves if they want an agent or not. Miguel is also studying in Norway,” said Mathew.