Kitale’s St Anthony has been inaugurated as an FKF Center of Excellence by the Football Kenya Federation.
The school together with the federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday 24, February 2021 with the deal lasting until 2026; FKF offering committed to offering the school with the technical support.
In the signing ceremony FKF CEO Mr. Barry Opiyo said: “St Anthony is the national defending champions. They won the U16 championships in 2018 as well. Their consistency in churning out talent at this level is what has motivated us to enter into this partnership.
“We have a long-term vision of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. Youth development is therefore key in our agenda as we seek to actualize this dream. FKF, thus, remains open to exploring partnership opportunities geared towards giving opportunities to young talents to showcase their talents.”
FKF will further help in designing football programs for both the elite football team and other students in school, as well as training the school’s coaching staff.
The school, on its part, committed to offering admission, on a full scholarship basis, for a minimum of twenty students (20) in the first year and five (5) students in each subsequent year during the duration of this MOU, while ensuring that they follow the school curriculum cycle to completion. The students are to be selected through the FKF Youth Development Program.