Saido Berahino is one of those players with a history. Born in Burundi one 4 August 1993, his first football steps were playing games with balls made with cardboard or any material worth to do something like a ball. Without any means, his talent was forged playing barefoot through the streets of his hometown, Bujumbura, from which he fled with his mother to 10 years. War and misery that plagued Burundi and Africa in general led him to England.
Between 1995 Y 2003, the armed conflict in Burundi, He left approximately 300.000 dead according to UN sources. One was the father of Saido. This, forced the player to leave the British Isles direction where his mother residiía from 2001 but the trip was not easy at. With the help of a family, I went through Kenya and Tanzania almost no means and even perform a DNA test in England so that her mother could take care of him.
Once there the drama continued. I did not understand any English, I had 10 years and the change was very abrupt but once again, He showed that football can come to the rescue of all. He started playing in a school league and went out based on goals. A scout came to see WBA under the premise that there was a kid who “marked million goals in Little League”. They were quick to sign him.
From then until now a meteoric career. International in all the lower echelons of England, his adopted country, Premier League debut and become one of the best English strikers in the moment something that helped him be named to the England which surely and if it continues, It will become a regular fixture in the coming years. Saido Berahino, one of those players with a history.