As the 2018 Super 8 Premier League gets underway on Saturday, organisers of the grassroots competition are a proud lot after two of their graduated joined the long list of players landing major moves.
The latest case is that of fast-rising youngster and 2017 Super 8 League MVP Samuel Lemashon (Kibera Black Stars) and his former NYSA strike partner Obadiah Abuto who recently earned a call-up to the national U-20 team, Kenya Rising Stars.
“They always say that hard work pays, we appreciate our boys who have made it to the under 20 team. Even the sky can’t be the limit,” NYSA said on their official Facebook page alongside a photo of the duo.
The forwards had a good 2017 season in the Super 8 Premier League where they guided NYSA to respectable third place finish in their debut campaign in the competitions’ top tier after winning the Super 8 Div One title in the previous year.
Others who have made a recent breakthrough to greener pastures include MASA goalkeeper Brian Bwrie, who moved to Kariobangi Sharks, Hiram Ayanga and Derick Alishula who were signed by NSL side Kakamega Green Commandos.
AFC Leopards left-back Moses Mburu is also a product of 2016 Super 8 League winners Kayole Asubuhi. Optimism and excitement is therefore building up as players take another shot at an opportunity of a breakthrough to professional football through the competitive platform offered by the Super 8 league.