From the streets of Burundi to the Foster soccer pitch, Desire Katameya’s a scoring machine.
The 5-foot-5 forward leads the region with 20 goals and 44 points, and his team with four assists. Despite all his success on the field, Katameya is no stranger to challenges.
Katameya was born the Democratic Republic of Congo, and lived in Bukavu, a large city on the Rwandan border, for eight years. When Katameya was ten, his family fled to Burundi to escape civil war violence. Living in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, Katameya’s uncle encouraged him to play street soccer to socialize with the other children.
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