Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has unveiled tidings of great joy to prospective young and talented footballers who will be churned out from its three centres of excellence.
FKF boss Nick Mwendwa said successful players will not only be incorporated in either the national Under 13 or 15 teams but will also have their school fees, uniforms and pocket money catered for by the federation, among other privileges.
“Once they join these institutions, talented players will receive entitlement that is akin to education scholarship. The federation shall also provide coaches, kits and maintain the pitches for the players to be exclusively playing football from 3pm after studies,” said Mwendwa.
Already, FKF has entered into partnership with Laiser Hill Academy and Machakos Girls Academy, transforming them into the latest of federation’s centres of excellence aimed at tapping talent amongst budding players.
According to Mwendwa, the initiative which was first embraced by Juja Preparatory School last year, is aimed at churning out a formidable national senior team Harambee Stars that will be seeking qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and 2026 edition slated for either USA or Morocco.
“This is a deliberate policy aimed at enabling Kenya to qualify for the two global championships and it’s our utmost hope that it will increase competition amongst students in the centres of excellence to shine and join the age-group national teams,” said Mwendwa.