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Opinion: How Football in Kenya Has Improved

How football in kenya has improved.Kenya is known for her rich sports personnel not only in athletics but also Football.

Kenya was rated at number 102 from 104 in the recent FIFA ranking worldwide. This is a good be improvement as a nation .

However, the Federation needs to do alot to ensure Harambee stars represent the country in the world in future.Below are some of the reasons why Kenyan football be has improved.

Introduction of football academies

Football Kenya Federation introduced football academies in the nation.The academies helps to search for young football from the grassroot and help them identify the talented at the age of Un13 and Un15 and nature them

Formation of Elite Youth League

The Federation launched the Elite Youth League in 2019 .The league was tested in Nairobi with only 12 academies of each Un13 and Un15 participating .

Through this there will be competition between academies and this will help coaches and players to work hard to win . This will make the players begin playing matches and be used to them at an early age.

Number of players signed abroad.

We have witnessed alot of young players signed by top European clubs at an early age . Clarke Oduor who plays for English championship side Barnsley is one of the best from the country who is aiming ty play at the Premier League next season.

Ronald Bebeto from Kakamega to Barcelona in 2016 at the age of 17, Tyler Onyango 17 at Everton who is waiting to appear in the Premier League Next season after impressive season with Un23.

Not forgetting a young Kenyan striker who was signed last week by Arsenal Acdemy .Ben Messo is the latest player to sign for Premier League side.

These are some of the reasons why Football in Kenya has improved and will improve rapidly in the next four years and might help the country be represented in the world cup 2026.

What are your opinions about the Football in Kenya. Feel free to comment.

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