New Book | ‘A New Hope’ by Farhan Devji: A Biography of Canadian Soccer Player Alphonso Davies

J.J. Adams, The Province, April 21, 2023
Few people are better placed to write a book about Alphonso Davies than someone who was there from the start of his professional career. Former Whitecaps content machine Farhan Devji has a new book that hits shelves [on May 1].

Farhan Devji has written a book on Alphonso Davies, which is due on shelves at the beginning of May. Photo: J.J. Adams

Farhan Devji saw the smiles, the jokes, the side of Alphonso Davies few outside the Vancouver Whitecaps knew existed. The-then team club reporter watched the teenage Davies mature and grow, taking the first few steps of an evolution that has seen him transform into one of the world’s top soccer players.

But Devji didn’t know, didn’t fully grasp the potential richness of Davies’ story until he traveled to the player’s hometown of Edmonton in 2017 to film a mini-documentary on him becoming a Canadian citizen for the Whitecaps.

That trip to the City of Champions planted a seed in Devji’s mind, one that eventually pushed him to leave the club he’d been with for eight years, to pursue his own dream, writing his own book.

On May 2, Alphonso Davies: A New Hope, will officially hit bookstores and online booksellers.
Source: The Province

Alphonso Davies: A New Hope
Arguably the most famous Canadian athlete on the planet, Alphonso Davies has been the subject of global attention after bursting onto the scene as a 15-year-old soccer sensation. Since then, he’s won every trophy imaginable with German giant FC Bayern Munich and helped Canada reach the men’s World Cup for the first time in 36 years.

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