At the close of
the Airtel Rising Stars Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA)
National School games, the top three teams in football for both boys and girls
will represent the country in the East African School games that will be played
in Burundi from 20th August 2012.
Six best players
According to former Harambee Stars Coach Twahir Muhidin who is a one of four scouts hoping to pick out the best talent from the event, best teams will proceed to represent the country in the upcoming East African games.
-This year’s event seems a lot tougher than many other editions of the same, he said to futaa.com
-Given the abundance of talent, it will be a lot harder to pick out the best talent. We however will be scouting for six best players; three boys and three girls whom we will take to for a Manchester United training Camp in South Africa.
Three final teams
-We will also be picking 50 (girls) of the best boys and girls who will make up two teams that will feature in an Airtel Africa Championship that will be played in Nairobi from 20 August.
-But ultimately, the three final teams from the eight participants for both boys and girls will qualify for the East African games that will be played in Burundi from the 20th, he added
In the past year, four best players; Naim Ashraf (Nairobi Milimani High School), and Ali Rama (Tononoka High School) and Naomi Njeri (Matuu Memorial School) and Emily Auma (Jera Secondary School) picked to attend the training with Manchester United’s Soccer School.
In the past year, Gekomoni, Tononoka and Muslim Boys (Boys) and well as Arch Bishop Njenga, Olympic Girls and St. Teresa’s (Girls) represented Kenya at the East African School games held in Mbarara, Uganda.
Other than Muhidin, scouts at the event that is being held at both Shanzu College and Shimmo la Tewa include another former National team Coach Mohammed Kheri, Fatuma Daniel as well as legendary keeper Mahmoud Abbas.