Austine Ajowi saw the need to clear up a dumping site with the help of Nairobi City County to turn it into a football pitch in Mathare B area.
A move which unknown to him would attract young people with the passion for football.
Ajowi popularly known as ‘Coaches’ sustained injuries while playing for Kimbo FC and came up with the idea to offer free training to young talents for the love of football as he could not play any further.
“I decided to train young footballers for free to avoid wastage of talents.It isn’t fair for coaches to ask for fees as it is expensive for slum dwellers.”
“My motivation arises from when we played and we never had coaches.”
He saw young people develop interest in football and decided to change their lives by offering training to the under 12 as well as set up standards that would see the young footballers go to school.
He joined forces with friends and Sponsors to put up a school in Mathare B area that goes by the name “Valley view Academy”.
“There was a need for the young talents to aside from focusing on football to study as well.”
‘Coaches’ at the moment boasts of producing three females who play for the Women’s National football team,Harambee Starlets in the country.
‘Coaches’ maintains that with a journey like his,discipline is key.