Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

How former Kenyan striker is passing the baton to next generation of players

What you need to know:

  • With this background, the former Friska Vilijor (Sweden) and Nam Dinh (Vietnam) player is adamant Kenyan footballers have as much a chance of succeeding on the big stage as their counterparts in Europe, Asia, South America, and even North Africa
  • To further hammer home the point on talent development, Sunguti has founded the Syokimau Academy in Nairobi, where he concentrates on training 100 youngsters aged between 9 and 17
  • Sunguti's academy has since featured at an international tournament in Spain and was primed to Austria for another exposure trip this year before the coronavirus struck

Tales involving former footballers and their struggles upon retirement are a constant fixture in Kenya though Maurice Sunguti is working hard to become an exception.


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