Park road Fc is on its course to play in the Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League with thorough preparations underway of which playing friendly matches with some established clubs is one of them.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio, Park road Fc head Coach Abdul-Aziz Lutta who runs the club single handedly is optimistic and believes in his young side.
The tactician who is also a retired footballer revealed that he landed on the decision to start a football club to nurture grassroots talent.
“I took the option to run a football club in order to nurture pure talent in the grassroots level as I have witnessed extremely talented young men get wasted due to lack of exposure,” Lutta said.
Park road participates in the Extreme Sportpesa division one League in Nairobi region.
However, the manager revealed that he faces a number of challenges in running the club; one them being transport and players allowances. He calls for sponsors to come in and offer some support for the welfare of the players.
The Ngara based team has nurtured and produced a number of young players with massive talent combined with ability that some of them have signed contracts with Kenya Premier League heavyweights such as Mathare United.
“We have perfectly trained, nurtured and produced a good number of fine footballers with tender age from our club. Some of them have signed contracts with clubs that participate in the country’s top flight league.
I must say that this is a great experience and a moment of joy to witness my players being monitored by big clubs,”Lutta added.
The Kenya Premier League giants Mathare United are the latest to sign a player from Park road Fc and this comes as a clear indication that there could be another lot of gifted boys from the side.
Chris Oduor signed with Mathare United following a stellar performance in trials held by the club at their Goan Institute training grounds in January.
The striker emerged as Park road’s top score and with much assists in the concluded Extreme Sportpesa division one league campaign.
The 20 year old skipper will be a personality to be emulated by the current players at the club according to the side’s assistant coach Maurice Ochieng.
“Chris will now be among the idols of this club and definitely his former teammates will see him as their role model. I have told my players to work tirelessly in training as they have the potential to achieve even bigger than him,”Ochieng explained.
The club’s ambitions are set and to finish among the top two in this season’s campaign remains their priority. This is according to the officials.