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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Magical Musti

Australia's under 20's world cup team is a team full of potential, but one young man stands out from the crowd - not only due to his hair style. Meet Mustafa ('Musti') Amini, an 18 year old born in Sydney to parents from Afghanistan and Nicaragua. The raw talent also sports a sizeable red afro to match his silky skills on the pitch. This afro could see him being swamped at the world cup, due to it being held in Colombia. Colombia's love affair with afro wearing players stemmed from legendary playmaker Carlos Valderrama whose signature do was the 'fro. Amini, however will be looking to make his own mark as a player after his breakthrough season in the A-League. 'Musti' capped off the season by starting in the grand final against Brisbane Roar and were unfortunate to lose.

His star has risen even further in the off-season as reigning German champions Borussia Dortmund have signed him. He will however be loaned back to the club where he made his name - Central Coast Mariners - for the upcoming A-League season. Amini has also been singled out for praise my senior national team manager Holger Osieck. The attacking midfielder is known mainly for his defence splitting passes, but he can slot home a goal or two check these out for proof:

Amini's career is off to a great start and this tournament gives him the chance to show the world what he is made of. He has some brilliantly gifted players around him in this under 20's squad, lets hope they have a great tournament and do Australia proud.

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