Former Manchester City and Swedish Footballer John Guidetti came back to Nairobi this week to recreate a photo he took twenty years ago with his teammates.
“20th anniversary with the people who played a big part in forming me into the person I am today. Thankful what they have given me and so thankful to se them again 20 years later. The future is bright. Nakupenda kakas.”
In 2002, Guidetti moved with his family to Kenya, as his father had a job in the country. It was during this period where he joined Impala BrommaBoys football academy based in Nairobi.
After one year with the Impala club, Guidetti joined Mathare United’s academy he then joined Ligi Ndogo. In 2006, he returned to Sweden with IF Brommapojkarna.
The years he spent playing football in Kenya formed a strong foundation for him and in 2008 he signed a contract with Manchester United.
He has always expressed his love for Kenya adding that he used to play barefoot in the slums but he was very happy.