Why Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma gave a young AIK pitch invader his phone number

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FOOTBALL Why Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma gave a young AIK pitch invader his phone number

Imran Otieno 07:00 - 21.09.2023

The young AIK fan stormed the pitch after full-time to hug the Kenyan defender.

Following AIK’s 2-0 victory in the relegation six-pointer against Degerfors, Kenyan defender Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma handed a young pitch invader his personal phone number.

After the pulsating encounter at AIK’s backyard, the Friends Arena, a young boy stormed the pitch as the players were exchanging their pleasantries and catching a breath following the hard fought encounter.

The young boy ran straight to Marcelo and gave him a passionate hug after a solid display that saw the wingback aid the team to their eighth league clean sheet of the season.

Marcelo had to intervene to stop the match stewards from ushering the boy back to the stands after breaching security by taking to the pitch and spared a few minutes to have a chat with the young lad.

In a post match interview with Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet, Marcelo revealed that he gave the young AIK fan his number in order to deliver presents to him.

“He came because he wanted to take a picture. I spoke to him and gave him my number so that we could communicate.

“Yes (I gave him my number), I have to give him some things. So he can call me so I can give it to him.

“(I will give him a) sweater and some other things. He just wanted to take a picture,” said Marcelo.

The former Gor Mahia defender has a soft spot for young AIK fans and in a previous video he has been seen playing with them in a park.