Jubilations all over the country as an 8-year-old boy from Siaya county, got signed by an English Premier League side, AFC to join other promising young prospects in London. He signed the contract in the presence of his parents and former Gunners captain, Per Mertasacker.
Countrymen were quick to air their congratulatory messages to the Siaya sensation with the famous TV presenter, Carol Radull writing on her twitter page, "Congratulations to Kenyan youngster Ben Messo who has joined Arsenal Academy! Future Star!"
Netizens were quick yo second Carol's message and Kenneth Ayoro commented, "@CarolRadull why can't you start an academy nyw just to promote young talents. Just see Kai Rooney,Rooney's son as young as 11years he's a star already. He has 3 hatricks and 2 assists. Europe knows how to nurture talents."
Another fan by the name The Cardinal tweeted, "Correction Ben Messi. That's our Messi. Just the "i" errenously replaced with an "o" at the registrar of births. I can see us @Arsenal winning the damn UCL now. Messi(o) please grow up quickly and break into the first team."