April 23, 2021

Boy, 11, so good at football he’s already playing with adults in senior league

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Liberian fourth division side Football Club Gar’ou have hailed their 11-year-old star Eric Marshall after he played for 80 minutes in a 4-1 victory over Haifia FC.

The youngster has been praised by his club on social media following the victory, who have shared clips of his tackling and passing as well as photos of himself with his colleagues.

With their description of ‘Africa’s youngest footballer’, the club have also expressed their considerations for the player and could withdraw him from the league.

They also state that Dutch Intermediaries were at the fixture to watch the youngster play, and the reaction online suggests that he did not disappoint.

Football Club Gar'ou have described Eric Marshall as their prodigy
Football Club Gar’ou have described Eric Marshall as their prodigy
(Image: Twitter @club_gar)

The club wrote: “The prodigy played 80 minutes in his 3rd league game yesterday in the Liberia 4th division. We won 4-1 against Haifia FC.”

Before adding: “We are so blessed to have Eric as a team and country and greater humanity.

“We pray he brings the needed level of joy to global football enthusiasts.

“There is conventional and unconventional. Sometimes, the latter is spontaneous.

Another clip shows Eric Marshall picking out team-mates from the base of midfield
Another clip shows Eric Marshall picking out team-mates from the base of midfield
(Image: Twitter @club_gar)

“But it has enabled us to see what he could do in such unfavourable situation. He is nearly superhuman amongst peers, though.”

One follower said in response: “Extra bright future ahead of him with the right guardianship.”

With a second adding: “Take extra care of that boy.”

After which the club responded: ”There is a serious consideration now to withdraw him from the league.”

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