Yengi’s Father caps confidence building Wanderers win with heart-warming interview

Western Sydney Wanderers kicked off a new era with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Perth Glory in their Isuzu UTE A-League season opener, but the Yengi’s stole the show post-match.

In a match that Bosnian import Sulejman Krpic guided the new-look Wanderers to a scrappy win at CommBank Stadium, Kusini Yengi also made his debut for Western Sydney.

Yengi has emerged as one of the A-League Men’s most exciting players, having burst onto the scene via Adelaide United.

There was a special guest in the stands to watch the 23-year-old – his father Ben.

In a wholesome interview with Paramount+, Ben Yengi could not hide his pride as he fronted the camera in Western Sydney.

“It was exciting to see him play. I always wanted to see him play on the football ground. It was a privilege to watch him today,” Ben Yengi said.

“It’s amazing. It’s the first time he’s watched me play as a professional and to get the win tops it off,” Kusini Yengi said after playing 74 minutes in his first Wanderers game.

It’s a quick visit for Ben Yengi, who will be back on the plane to Uganda on Monday.

While he prepares to return to Africa, Ben Yengi’s heart is in Australia!

“I was born in South Sudan so I’m really Sudanese by nationality but I’m also a fair dinkum Australian,” Ben joked.