Bruce Kamau- Australias New Star

With the new A-League season underway clubs will want to hit the ground running and rack up points early in the hope of going onto make the play offs. The side who currently sit top of the standings are Melbourne City who have won both of their opening fixtures which includes a 2-1 victory over their bitter rivals Melbourne Victory. A player who has been a huge part of their success so far is 22-Year-Old winger, Bruce Kamau who has been a star already for the club based in southeastern Australia.


The winger has scored in every game so far this A-League season, racking up 3 goals in 2 games including a brace on the opening day in a 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar. The 22-Year-Old has scored more goals in his first 2 games this season than he has in any other season. This great form in front of goal could show that Kamau now has the clinical edge to potentially take him to the next level. The Australian has shown that he can do it in the big games with his winning goal recently against big city rivals, Melbourne Victory. In 2016 he also scored in the A-League Final for his previous side, Adelaide United, to help them beat Western Sydney Wanders 3-1.


Born in Kenya, Bruce Kamau moved to Australia when he was just a young boy. He came through the ranks at Adelaide United with his twin brother, Ian, and eventually made his professional debut for the side in August 2014 in a cup game against fellow A-League side, Wellington Phoenix. It took the youngster 21 games to score his first professional goal but when he got the opportunity he took it well placing his shot into the bottom left corner. In the same season Adelaide went onto qualify for the A-League Finals Series, which they eventually went onto win, where Bruce Kamau scored and assisted in both games including a goal in the final which was mentioned earlier.


After his successful season with the South Australian club, The 22-Year-Old eventually signed for Melbourne City FC where he continues to ply his trade now. In his first season with the side Kamau scored just once and assisted 7 times, which was more than any other Melbourne City player, in 26 games with his only goal coming against Brisbane Roar yet again. His form for his club lead Kamau to subsequently be called up to the Australian U23 national team where he was capped and even scored in a 3-0 victory over Myanmar in the AFC U23 Qualifiers.


With Bruce Kamau in the best form of his career it brings up the question of what is next for the youngster? With Melbourne City owned by Manchester City could the Aussies next destination be Europe? Maybe not with Man City but potentially with fellow City owned club, Girona FC who have a fair few Man City players on their books. We don’t know what will happen exactly but one thing is for certain is if he can maintain his current form throughout the whole season then the club in Europe will definitely be keeping their eyes on the young A-League talent.



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