Kenyan football needs bright minds like Taiwo Atieno

Harambee Stars players train at Kasarani

Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno (left) leads Taiwo Atieno, Victor Wanyama and Pascal Ochieng in a training session at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in this undated file photo. 

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Taiwo, who represented Kenya in 2009/2010 World Cup qualifiers before retiring from active football in 2013, is out to nurture talent and uplift professional football clubs in Kenya
  • Taiwo, who was flanked by KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda, pledged to apply his experience in his new role as the Commercial Director of Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to assist local clubs in establishing funding
  • Under this arrangement, KPL in collaboration with other stakeholders will organise youth football tournaments

I was impressed by former Harambee Stars and Luton Town FC striker Taiwo Atieno when I attended his press conference at Serena Hotel in Nairobi a few days ago.

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