Blacktown’s Abraham Majok has continued his meteoric rise from Sydney’s second division to the Hyundai A-League.
Majok, 18, on Friday signed a two-year scholarship deal with Western Sydney Wanderers, having joined the club’s youth league squad in November.
In the space of 12 months, the Kenyan-born striker has gone from running out for Mount Druitt Town Rangers in the NSW National Premier Leagues 2 to playing against Asian football powerhouses including Urawa Red Diamons in the AFC Asian Champions League.
For the teenager who who came to Australia as a refugee in 2005, it marked the next chapter in what has been an amazing journey.
“It means everything to be honest,” Majok said.
“I’ve wanted this for so long and for it to finally happen is just a dream come true. I couldn’t be any more grateful than I am.
Majok’s first taste of senior football came when he was named as a surprise substitute for the Sydney derby against Sydney FC in January.
He went on to make an impressive cameo off the bench in Western Sydney’s 2-2 draw with Adelaide United in April, and played twice in champions league losses to Uruwa and Shanghai SIPG respectively.
“I count it as a blessing,” Majok said.
“For me to jump from where I was playing to being here, I’m really grateful for that and I thank my family for pushing me and for giving me this opportunity that I have today."