WASEEM Allie dreams of being a soccer star, but should this not materialise, the Lansdowne youngster plans to obtain a BCom degree at the University of Cape Town.
This 15-year-old is in Grade 10 at Windsor High School and, although he is aware that senior high school will present challenges, he is “confident” that he will do well enough to enter a top university.
Allie will be studying Business Studies, Consumer Studies, Economics and Life Orientation as well as English and Afrikaans this year.
Waseem’s mother, Fawzia, is a human resources officer and his father, Noor, has his own carpentry business.
The for mer Rondebosch East primary pupil is a big brother to two siblings, aged 10 and two.
He is passionate about soccer, which he has been play- ing since the age of nine. Waseem plays for his school team as well as Garlandale Football Club. His hero is soccer star Steven Gerrard of Liverpool.
Spending time with cousins and friends, watching movies, going to shopping malls and playing rugby and soccer keeps him busy in his spare time.
Waseem speaks of a good relationship with his parents.
“I can talk to my parents about anything and they are fun to be with. They understand me and always give me talks, advice and help me.”
His take on the years to come: “I’m thinking of going into the business world but I also want to play sports and push my soccer as far as I can. I just want to do well throughout the year and start on a good note and concentrate on everything, because I really want to get into university.”