The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has partnered with St. Peter’s Mumias Boys High School for the establishment of a talent centre at the institution.
The FKF CEO Barry Otieno said the centre will serve the western region by nurturing talents among the young people.
Speaking while signing a Memorandsum of Understanding (MOU) with the school Principal Cosmas Nabungolo on Wednesday, Otieno said the centre is the second in the country after a similar one at St Anthony’s high school in Trans-Nzoia County.
“We intend to establish eight such talent academies across the country in order to horn the co-curriculum skills among the learners,” he stated.
Mr Nabungolo commended the football governing body for considering his school in the region.
He said being a career soccer coach he would ensure the learners and the local community benefit from the facility.
The principal added that some players from the school who excelled on the field are plying their trade abroad.
He advised the students to embrace education as well as sports because the latter has also become a lucrative occupation.