Yahya Hussein knows what he wants and, at only 10 years old, he is already working to achieve it. Student this year during the first trimester of Nexus Futbol Academy, the footballer spends his days like his peers, working on reading, writing and arithmetic. But Yahya’s day comes with a twist, including time on the soccer field and in the gym to perfect his game.
This school-sports model is the basis of Nexus, an academic institution for boys in grades 4 to 8 formed in 2021 by Ibrahim Firat and Henry Costas to provide aspiring professional footballers with high-level sports education and training during the primary school years. . Both have ties to the Houston Dynamo team and affiliate team Houston Dynamo Academywhich is aimed at high school students who wish to pursue a professional career in football.