16 football players drawn from Nyanza, Coast, Nairobi and Central Kenya regions have been selected to join a four day Betway elite football camp that kicks off on 10th November 2016 at Kasarani stadium.
The 16 top players (including 2 goalkeepers and 14 infield players) were selected from among the 1600 shortlisted aspiring footballers who participated in the rigorous Betway Talent Search trials under supervision of ten local and international scouts led by Mathare united coach Francis Kimanzi and Kenya’s renowned footballer and Betway brand ambassador Dennis Oliech.
When congratulating the finalists Betway country manager Wanja Gikonyo noted that the successful exercise allowed the judges to pick players who demonstrated strong passion and the will to learn, in addition to their football skill.
Wanja added that during the four day elite camp, which would be headed by a team of trainers from West Ham United, the players could expect rigorous, comprehensive training.
“The camp is designed to offer an all-inclusive training regime that sets the groundwork for players, not only in terms of their skill, but also by emphasizing all the essential ingredients necessary to develop an elite professional football player.” Wanja added.
Activities at the camp will include skills development, physical assessment, life skills workshops, game analysis, mentorship programs, match play, 7v7 and 11v11 and conclude with the final top player selection. The chosen top player will win the grand prize organized by Betway; a trip to the United Kingdom for a West Ham United experience.
From the start, the Betway Talent Search has been focused on developing the sport of football, identifying new talent and exposing an exciting generation of future football stars to the international standards of the sport. With the large number of enthusiastic entrants, the success of the trials and the talent that will be heading to the elite camp, the benefits of the Betway Talent Search in developing local talent cannot be understated.