Somali Stars

Abdirakib Hashi
Abdirakib
Hashi
Position:Left Wing
Age:12
Current City:Salt Lake City
School:
Country:Ethiopia
Years in USA:5 years

Player Bio

Family Situation-

I live with my parents, two brothers and three sisters here in Utah. What worries me most about my family is being poor.

Home Country Situation-

We left Somalia because there was war, and there was no education.

I know my life was in danger but I was very young so cannot remember it clearly.

When we left Somalia I was going to school.

Life in the USA-

I like everything about the USA. I don’t feel like anything is very challenging.

Dreams and goals-

I want to be a professional soccer player. My favorite subject to study in school is PE.

Message for the mainstream community-

My favorite thing about living in the USA is freedom.

As told to Refugee Soccer volunteer, Sofia Rahaniotis on 10/30/2016.