Kenya Has Made Great Strides In Women And Youth Football, Says Ali

Kenya Has Made Great Strides In Women And Youth Football, Says Ali 1

It is only in recent years that Kenya has witnessed great success in women and youth football, a Kenyan Premier League coach has said.

Mathare United FC coach, Salim Ali, attributes this achievement to efforts put in place by the current office to nurture the youth and grow women’s football in the country by placing the two categories at the top of their agenda.

“The current federation has made it their agenda to give priority to women’s football and nurture young football talent,” said Coach Salim Ali.

In 2016, the federation re-introduced the FKF Women Premier League and Division One Leagues, thus, rejuvenating Harambee Starlets, who have since stamped authority in continental competitions, including a major achievement that saw them clinch for the first time ever the 2019 CECAFA Women Championships in Tanzania.

At the start of 2019, FKF actualized the National Center of Excellence which brought together 20 young players under the age of 15, on a homeschooling program.

The U-15 Boys took part in the 2019 Mediterranean International Cup in Spain, bowing out in the Quarterfinal of the Consolation Stage.

They also took part in the CECAFA U-15 Tournament in Eritrea where they reached the finals of the inaugural junior competition.

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