The project which is in conjunction with Sportpesa will see 30 budding footballers attain skills in the ‘Southampton way of football’ under various coaching factions including strength and condition, goalkeeping and field work sessions.
Speaking at the function, Sportpesa Global chief marketing officer , Joyce kibe said ‘the company is committed towards the development of sporting in the country.
“It is a journey we began with a vision of creating numerous opportunities for passionate sportsmen through continuous training engagements and exposure,” she said.
“Therefore, as a company we are looking forward to fulfilling this focusing especially on the World Cup 2022 qualification, hence our choice of a development side,” she added.
Southampton FC is hailed globally for having one of the best football development programmes in the world having produced top players like Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Theo Walcott, Alex Ox-lade Chamberlain (Arsenal), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Wayne Bridge and the great Alan Shearer.
Southampton Football Club expressed its delight in working with SportPesa, noting that the cornerstone of the partnership is supporting the development of young football players, hence working with the Kenyan developmental squad will be a great starting point.
“Our Football Development and Support staff are looking forward to making a difference through sharing the Southampton Way philosophy and working with SportPesa and the Football Kenya Federation,” the EPL club said.
Football Kenya federation CEO Robert Muthomi also lauded the Southampton training program.
‘we believe that the Southampton training camp is yet another opportunity for our players and coaches to develop, learn and exchange ideas with coaches from one of the clubs with a vibrant youth structure in Europe ‘ said Muthomi.
Concerning termination of the super sport contract to Kenya premier league CEO of Kenya Premier League Jack Oguda t said that there were no disagreement, and there are looking for another media partners and a broadcaster.