Waseem Al­lie

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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.”

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