Jamaican born English footballer Raheem Sterling is celebrating his step-sister and mom at this time for the immaculate work they have put in throughout their lives to get him where he is at in his career.
The 26-year-old Manchester City star player, says that he was just 2 years old when he lost his father and since then it has been his mother, stepsister and grandmother who he moved in with after his mum went to England for a better life, that has been there for him.
Sterling who spoke to “Mirror News” said that 2 years after his mother left Jamaica, he and his stepsister went to the UK to live with her in Neasden, North-West London.
According to the footballer, when he just started his football training it was very difficult for him because he had to be taking 3 buses every day, however, at the age of 17, he said his sister Lakima started to take him to train, where she would not leave until he was finished.
Talking about his step-sister he said she had to clean toilets to contribute to the financial stability of the family, sacrificing her entire life to see him become the successful person he is, and so Sterling is making it clear that he would not be able to accomplish anything without his mother and Lakima who is now 30 years of age.
Currently Sterling is gearing up to step into even bigger roles as former Brent Councillor and volunteer at Wembley football, Zaffar Van Kawala has decided to launch a referendum to get people to sign for the Jamaican native to be honoured with the Freedom of the Borough, for his contributions in standing up against racism and discrimination.