Lively forward Kazaiah Sterling showed his eye for goal by scoring at several different levels during the 2016-17 campaign.
After missing the first couple of months of that season through injury, he came back to score five goals in 17 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League, seven in six in the FA Youth Cup - including a hat-trick against Stevenage - and one in four in the UEFA Youth League.
A stand-out performer as our Academy won the IMG Cup in Florida in December, 2016, he netted twice in three Premier League 2 games in the latter months of the campaign before capping it off with a goal on his senior debut in the post-season friendly win over Kitchee SC in Hong Kong.
North London born and bred, Kazaiah attended Winchmore School in Enfield and previously played for Leyton Orient.
A regular for our Under-16s in 2014-15, he featured regularly for the Under-18s as well. His debut came as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in October, 2014, and he would go on to make 14 appearances including 11 starts. He netted three times in the league, while also scoring in our FA Youth Cup semi-final, first leg against Chelsea.
He then scored eight goals in 21 league appearances for our Under-18s in 2015-16. He also played in both of our FA Youth Cup games during that season, scoring in a 4-0 win over Rotherham in the third round, and played three times for our Under-21s. His first goal at that level came in a memorable 7-4 home win over Leicester in September, 2015.
He has represented England’s Under-17s and Under-18s.
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