Somali Stars

Raaga Ismail
Raaga
Ismail
Position:Left Wing
Age:14
Current City:Salt Lake City
School:Utah International
Country:Somalia
Years in USA:2 years

Player Bio

Family Situation-

I live with my mother and father and some of my brothers and sisters.  All of my cousins and some of my siblings live in Somalia.

Home Country Situation-

We left Somalia because there was killing of the people and war and our lives were in danger. When we left I lived with my parents and I would go to school. I did not have a job.

Life in the USA-

I like to help other people. My favorite thing about the USA is learning new things. My favorite subjects to study in school are math and English. I’m not sure what is challenging.

Dreams and goals-

I want to help other people. I want to be a teacher when I grow up. I want to continue to play soccer and play in high school.

Message for the mainstream community-

I’m feeling very good, because the USA is so good.

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