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Schoolboy wins World Cup call-up – after Dad phones coach

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A Coventry schoolboy is set to appear in the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico next month - after his Dad phoned up the coach.

Rwandan-born Seff Murenzi smashed in 53 goals last season for Chapelfields Colts, prompting his Dad Usuf to make the call.

"When my dad found out they had a team we thought it was great. We started watching them and they were good," 15-year-old Seff told the Coventry Telegraph.

"But they needed a striker. My dad kept saying that was all they needed, and that I was capable.

"He kept phoning them up and telling them my goal-scoring record, and eventually they said I should come to Africa for a trial."

As it turned out Seff only had to go as far as Chigwell as members of the Rwandan coaching staff came to visit him at Tottenham's training ground.

He impressed them enough to secure a place in the squad and will travel to the USA this week for training before heading to the Mexico for the World Cup.

And now Seff could make his full debut in Pachuca on June 19 where Rwanda's opponents that day are......England.

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