By Clinton Oballa
Ulinzi stars have offered Migori Talent Youth Academy (MTYA) a total of 15 standardized football balls that will help them in their normal training and friendly games.
The premier league team has been in partnership with the academy since the beginning of the year and as result the academy has benefited from them in different ways.
Aziz Abdi (Pictured) the MYTA director said they are happy that premier league team have partnered with them and promise that more is still expected to arrive in the youth academy.
“This type of initiative will always support and improve the youth’s talent and we are happy Ulinzi stars have considered us but we expect more from them,” he said.
Aziz also requested different leaders to help in supporting the youth and help nature the talents around.
“Migori youths are talented and with the right support more talent will be found for the national teams and thus our main objective,” he added.
The academy has four different units of U-12,U-15,U-17 and the senior team and this year they have a reason to smile as three players from the academy have joined Ulinzi stars U-19 for trials while the other groups have been in different trips within the county.
“We always produce good players within the team and this majorly because we take the groups to play outside the county and this has helped improved the teams experience in the game,” added Mr. Aziz.
Last month the academy received training from the Bandari FC technical bench led by their coach and former Harambee Stars technician Twahir Muhiddin and his two assistants Ali Breik and Nassor Mwakoba.
About 40 lads were trained on technical games and inspired on football.
“This move is set to give the youngsters exposure and should be done all over the country by FKF. Similar programs should be boosted through money and sponsors to help in boosting soccer in the country,” Muhiddin said.
He challenged FKF technical director Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee to support academies across the country to help boost football in the country.
Azziz Abdi, the academy’s director said that two graduates from the academy: James Imonje and Lee Oluoch joined the KPL’s Ulinzi under 19 team.
“We have benefitted from technical aspect and better approaches on training the youngsters from this meeting,” Azziz said.
Meanwhile different teams in the leagues within the county are to assume after a week break following a heavy rainfall that has been experienced in various part of the county causing travelling hard destroying various fields.
Speaking on the issue Suna East league coordinator Mr. George Omondi says the teams should now be ready for the events to help plan for the next season’s activities. “We are ready to start the league again after a short break and I hope all will go well in the remaining games,” he says.