KPL U-16s to receive Strathmore University scholarships

KPL U-16s to receive Strathmore University scholarships

KPL U-16s to receive Strathmore University scholarships

Strathmore University will offer education scholarships to players of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Select that clinched the East Africa Cup  16 youth tournament.

Strathmore University Dean of students Paul Ochieng’ said they will absorb about six players from the team that beat Zanzibar Chrisc 5-4 through post match penalties to win the East Africa Cup hosted in Moshi, Tanzania.

He said they wanted to enhance their partnership with the Kenyan Premier League Limited (KPL) and Centre for Multi-Party Democracy (CMD) by offering them scholarships to recognise them for bringing glory to the country in the regional tournament.

Ochieng’ said the players who will attain at least B plain in their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be considered for the scholarships to study at Strathmore University to blend their talents and academics.

The dean said the players who will be absorbed will have the priviledge of playing for Strathmore University in the league under the tutelage of former national team defender and AFC Leopards assistant coach Mickey ‘T9’ Weche.

Ochieng's was speaking during welcome party hosted by CMD for the victorious KPL Select at K1 Klub House in Nairobi on Sunday evening.

CMD chairman James Omingo Magara urged other partners to come on board to support this initiative in a programme titled ‘Towards Accountable Management of Sports in Kenya’ is managed by tripartite partnership between CMD, Strathmore University and Sports International which is being supported by the Kingdom of Netherlands Embassy in Nairobi.  

The team’s head coach Gabriel ‘Kingi’ Njoroge urged Members of Parliament (MPs) to give bursaries to talented sports students from their respective Constituency Development Fund ((CDF) kitty to enable them be in class for education.

“Most of these talented players are humble backgrounds and need to be funded to get educated an so our MPs should consider them for bursaries just the way Strathmore offers scholarships to talented and bright students,” he said.

Magara said they will continue supporting the KPL under 16 Select with a view of having the players form the bulk of the Kenyan national in the country’s quest of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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