Young football fan John Okendi from Bonchari, Kisii County. PHOTO | COURTESY | TWITTERYoung football fan John Okendi from Bonchari, Kisii County. PHOTO | COURTESY | TWITTER
By CHAD KITUNDU

A young football fan has gained celebrity status after a video of him naming first team players in various English Premier League teams went viral.

The boy, identified as John Okendi from Bonchari, Kisii County, was filmed by football fans, who later shared the clips online.

In the clip, barefooted young boy also tells those recording the clip that he is unhappy that Alex Mwakideu, who previously used to be a presenter at Radio Maisha left the radio station and joined Milele FM.

ENTIRE LINE UP

He tells the curious and amused listeners that he knows the big teams in EPL and when taunted to name them he simply asks them which teams they want him to name.

Without hesitation he goes ahead and names the entire line up of Manchester United and Chelsea.

To show them he knows what he is talking about, he also points out that former Chelsea first choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois recently left the club for Spanish side Real Madrid.

Young football fan John Okendi with some of his admirers. PHOTO | COURTESY | TWITTER

Young football fan John Okendi with some of his admirers. PHOTO | COURTESY | TWITTER

The clip has been retweeted more than 600 times with people on social media praising the young boy for his amazing knowledge of the EPL.

Some are even calling on TV and radio sports shows to take him under their wings and mentor him.