Safaricom willing to partner with FKF to build game

Under the venture, 75 talented boys and girls will benefit from coaching programme from MPD who are providing top skilled coaches to nurture the skills of the budding footballers.

Wednesday March 16 2016

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa (centre) with Zhoreen Malik (left) and Ali Abubakar on March 16, 2016, when Safaricom Communication unveiled Next Generation 75 talented young footballers at Hillcrest International School. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa (centre) with Zhoreen Malik (left) and Ali Abubakar on March 16, 2016, when Safaricom Communication unveiled Next Generation 75 talented young footballers at Hillcrest International School. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By ISAAC SWILA
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Giant mobile network operator, Safaricom on Wednesday expressed a strong interest in working with Football Kenya Federation and supporting the development of football in the country.

In an interview at the Hillcrest International School during the launch of the Safaricom Next Generation Talent, the company’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Steve Chege, said that they were willing to partner with the federation to help develop the beautiful game.

“The Professional Dreams Academy (MPD) partnership for the Next Generation Talent began before the changes at FKF. We are however willing to work with the federation and its new structure,” Chege said.

“The most loved sports in Kenya is football and we want to begin from the grassroots. The aim of this, is to give a chance to young talents to realise their dreams in football.”

Under the venture, 75 talented boys and girls will benefit from coaching programme from MPD who are providing top skilled coaches to nurture the skills of the budding footballers.

The 75 beneficiaries, aged between 11 and 16, who were unveiled yesterday, were selected after a rigorous scouting exercise across major towns in the country last year.

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