­UK Cypriot Mikey Poulli from Oakwood has surprised everyone with his extraordinary football ability only months after losing his sight.

He has received funding from the FA for specialist coaching and iintends to play B1 football for blind people. Mikey has shocked everyone with his enthusiasm to continue playing football after the shock of losing his sight.  He attends a group session once a month at Brighton Hove Albion and twice a month at the Tottenham Hotspur football of excellence.

Mikey has a twitter account where he states he was blinded at seven years old due to a rare eye disease and that football is his passion he used to play for Omonia Youth and that he loves Arsenal and that he has been scouted by England. Mickey has been invited by Piers Morgan to appear on good morning Britain this Monday November the 11th 2018.

There had been no hint of an eye problem until a routine eye test at the age of six revealed that there was something wrong. Later he was diagnosed with a rare eye condition rod cone dystrophy a disease of the retina. And within a year Mikey had lost his vision completely.

Mikey attends school, his father is born in the UK and is of Greek Cypriot origin, and his mother is of French origin. His father John Poulli was also a keen footballer and used to play for Maronites in the KOPA League.

To see his videos of playing football  and to follow Mikey on twitter press HERE

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