While Kenya as a country has been left behind to watch the ongoings in the world of football, it is still a highlight in other key sports around the globe, i.e. Athletics, Rugby and Cricket. For decades, Kenya’s football administration has not developed a football structure that grooms the talents of youth and children, with coaching education remaining inadequate. The talent, drive, and leadership in players and coaches are visible but must be assisted by the administration to flourish.
Ebenezer Stars Football Academy program aims to “set up quality football development programs” to improve the level of football in the country, and produce world-class football talents, as players, coaches, and administrators.
Our Football Academy program is implemented alongside the Sports and Inclusion program, which provides the platform for talent identification and further nurturing in the Football Academy.
The program was started in 2017 and is managed by both passionate qualified coaches and dedicated volunteers in the field. Currently, the program has a number of All-Star teams in the age categories of U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, and U25 at every level developing the players.
The youth football development structure is in place, with the administrators, coaches trainers/assessors, coaches, referees; all stars teams, and a number of target activities.
The program has junior boys (men) and girls (female) teams which will graduate to the senior teams, whose mission will be to represent YIDP in the National League and other international tournaments.