Sixteen-year old KJ Ahlo is the latest finalist to be profiled by us for Nike’s THE CHANCE initiative. THE CHANCE searches the globe for the most talented up-and-coming young football players and gives them the chance to make it big. Meet KJ:

Name:
KJ Ahlo

Age:
16

Position:
MID/FWD

Hometown:
Mililani, HI

Currently Living:
Mililani, HI

Club/School team you play for?
Iolani HS

Favourite Club:
FC Barcelona

Favourite Player:
Messi

Who’s been the biggest inspiration on your career thus far?
Dad, because he has always been there. He was my coach up until 11 yrs old. Always been there for me and pushed me to my fullest potential.

What music do you listen to – who are your favorite artists/bands?
Reggae, Ekolu, Chris Brown, DOV

What are you goals over the next year/season?
Become a better player than I am today. I want to progress and do well in my HS season. Go to camps where colleges can look at me. I want to keep working hard to eventually play at a good college.

(PhotographySol Neelman)