‘He makes us so happy’: Victorian town gets behind its teenage World Cup Socceroo Garang Kuol | Australia sport

Garang Kuol’s aunty is counting down the minutes and hours until she sees her nephew play at the World Cup again.

The 18-year-old, who is the youngest Socceroo since Harry Kewell in 1996, has a fervent following at his home town of Shepparton in northern Victoria, where the community is gathering on Saturday night for the second group-stage match.

Agoness Kuol has watched her nephew grow up to play at the highest level, and she says his family and the South Sudanese community in Shepparton could not be prouder.

“He makes us so happy. It makes us feel like we can fly, watching him play at…

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