Kenyan midfielder Tyler Onyango made his Premier League debut for Everton against Man City on Sunday

The 18-year-old Kenyan-English born and Everton midfielder Tyler Onyango on Sunday, November 21, made history by being the youngest Kenyan player to debut in the English top-flight Premier League, when he replaced Allan Merques Loureiro in the injury minutes of the game as the Toffees went down 3-0 against the defending champions Manchester City at Etihad.

Tyler was born in England to a Kenyan father and English mother. He’s represented England at youth levels.

However, all sights went to the Kenyan star for his remarkable debut. Following the footsteps of the likes of Liverpool’s Belgian forward Divock Origi, former Harambee Stars and Tottenham defender Victor Wanyama. Onyango joins the elites that played football in top most anticipated flight league in the world.

According to the international media outlets, the 18-year-old’s salary at the club is approximately Ksh 40,000 paid per week at the under 21s level.

Onyango born of a Kenyan father and an English mother, the midfielder joined Everton aged eight and has been making his way up ranks at an alarming rate that surprises his coaches.

“I listen and learn every day and take in as much as possible. I want to maximise my potential and see where that goes.”  he explained during a recent interview.

The player is also eligible to play for the Kenyan national team, if incase he chooses to as he is yet to be capped by the English national team.

“I have been to Kenya many times over the years, most recently in the summer of 2018,”he once stated during an interview which he revealed he was open to playing for the Kenyan national team.

The top flight leagues have provided the stage for some talented Kenyans to showcase their football skills against some of the world’s best players. From 19-year-old centre-back Richard Odada who plays for Serbian team Metalac FC to Wilkims Ochieng, 17-year-old who striker currently contracted with Belgium giants Club Brugge.

As soon as the player was announced as a substitute, Kenyan football fans took to social media to hail the 18-year-old for his historic moment.  As other angry netizens took the opportunity to back-clash embattled Football Kenya Federation {FKF} president Nick Mwendwa who had in a recent interview, alleged that there was no talent in Kenya.

“Even if you bring Jose Mourinho, even if you bring Mikel Arteta, the world that needs to be done is that we need to bring talent to the table. For you to win, you, you need quality players,” Nick Mwendwa, sentiments which attracted a lot of tension and back clash amongst football lovers in the country.

Onyango has been breaking his way through Everton’s youth academy set up leading up to his latest senior team call up. He recently claimed the prestigious and most decorated Keith Tamlin Award at Everton’s Annual Academy Awards ceremony.