Young Western United talent Adisu Bayew is relishing a new experience, travelling away for the first time with the A-League squad.
The 19-year-old St Albans product has featured on the bench once before in an A-League match, back in March when United defeated Brisbane Roar 1-0 at AAMI Park.
But this trip to Wellington, New Zealand is vastly different, being the first time Bayew has travelled overseas since arriving in Australia from his birth country Sudan.
“Very excited, this is the first time I’m travelling with the boys,” Bayew said.
“I’m really looking forward to this trip, I’m going to learn a lot from the boys.
“It’s my first trip so I don’t really know what to expect but it’s a big game so I hope we can get the three points.”
Bayew has been one of the most impressive academy players this campaign, playing a part in United’s NPL side’s undefeated start to the season.
The attacking-midfielder has loved his time at the club since arriving at the beginning of 2021.
“Every day I’m learning and trying to improve, and the environment is good – it makes me want to be there every day.
“I’m not going to take it for granted and I’m just going to keep working and hope that I can get into the squad again and travel with the boys.”