FTBL’s scouting network identified Khartoum-born Kuol, who has just turned 18, as potential A-League talent.

Like Mo Awad at NPL 1 side Melbourne Knights, Alou has been an instant success with his regional club, Shepparton-based Goulburn Valley Suns in Victoria’s NPL 2.

After a blistering season for the club’s U20s last year - bagging 20 goals in 12 games - Kuol has effortlessly stepped up to first-team football. 

The striker, who can play wide as a winger, is currently the top scorer in Victoria’s NPL 2 East with 13 goals.

And he's learning off an English pro who knows all about goal scoring. 

His coach and striker partner at the third-tier Victorian outfit, former AFC Wimbledon, Fulham youth and England C striker Craig Carley, describes the teen as raw but with massive potential.

“He’s been a revelation since playing senior football. He’s a natural goalscorer, proving everyone wrong time and time again,” Carley, the club’s player-coach, told FTBL.

Alou Kuol *Image courtesy of Shepparton News

“He could pursue options here or overseas professional. He’s an explosive talent. Clinical and a finisher.

“He’s one of the most talented kids I’ve ever worked with,” added Carley, who first coached Kuol in the Suns’ U14 side.