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Sparky’s spotlight: Shaka Hislop


Goalkeeping can be a lonely business; for most of that ninety minutes while your fellow teammate’s muscles strain to cover every blade of grass, pressing the opposition and fighting for possession, you stand focused, hands in your clammy gloves waiting for that moment to shine. It takes someone of great character to stay poised when your contribution can sometimes be so small.

It can however be an even desolate existence when you and your gloves don’t even make it off the bench. When you get the call you really have to seize the moment, none more relevant to the Hackney-born goalkeeper who has for much of his professional career had to wait to show his worth whether it be pulling on the colours of his club or the red, black and white of his country.

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