HELIO Carvalho was 31 years old when John Mulimi was born, but both will line up for Hellenic in tonight’s premier league grand final.
16-year-old Mulimi will come off the bench for the Blues and make an impact from a flank, while 47-yearold Carvalho will start up top.
The striker continues to bang the goals in for John Tsaknis’ side, having received quality service from the likes of Jesse Pinto and Sulav Maskey all season.
Carvalho said his passion for the game was what kept him successful.
“Since I can remember I’ve always played soccer,” he said.
“ I started in the street back in Africa, barefoot, and I have always the passion for it, that’s what keeps me going.
“I work hard every day and give everything in the 90 minutes.”
Mulimi said he had relished his opportunity in the top grade.
“It’s been a challenge in the premier league but playing with Helio and the Hellenic guys, it makes it easy to fit in, although I really have to fight for my position,” he said.
Carvalho said Olympic fixtures were always the first pencilled in on the calendar, and to play them in another grand final was the ultimate.
“You want it more when you play Olympic,” he said.
“It’s the big derby, it brings out the best in both teams, everyone waits for this game.”
The men’s decider kicks off from 8pm.
Copy from: NT News, 30 Sept. 2017