Soccer Africa

Kenya: Bulking Up, Keeping Time and Harsh Winter – Stanley Wilson Speaks of Aik Trial Experience

Nairobi — Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Stanley Wilson is confident that he will ink a permanent deal with Swedish top tier side AIK, once he completes his trials.

Wilson has been on trials at the club for the past two months, and according to reports from the club, has impressed the coaching staff who are waiting for him to turn 18 before they offer him a professional contract.

And Wilson, speaking to Capital Sports has explained the massive difference he has experienced in Sweden. Visibly, the once tiny and timid midfielder has bulked up and is now stronger on the ball, adding on the already splendid technical skills he has.

“When I left here, I was smaller but now I have grown bigger and bulked up. In Europe, size is really important. They have better facilities there so in terms of gym training, diet as well, you just have to grow in size. Also, I feel that I have grown mentally as well. The way I look at things now and how I judge situations is different,” Wilson told Capital Sports.

He adds; “I have hopes that I will remain there once the trials end. I have been giving my best everyday and I will still give my best when I go back.”

Wilson has also spoken on the harsh winter times in Sweden, but says his positive mentality has been a big help for him. Another thing that he has had to learn; time!

“The cold there is a lot and the winter is harsh. But one of the things that I believe is that your mentality can carry you through any situation. I have always had a positive mentality and despite the winter, I have just kept my focus on working hard,” Wilson says.