Friendship International Sports Academy acronym’ FISA is an organization that was started in 2006 by its directors, Dr. Maurice Awang Owuor and Mr. Amit Shah. The academy’ main aim is to support and nurture children sporting talent, mainly in soccer. The school draws children and teenagers from neighboring hoods such as Mukuru slum and south B who then are trained by qualified coaches namely Wedson Waweru, Charles, Hammington and Mickey
Players enrolled at the school benefit not only from football training but also crucial life skills which help sensitize them against social ills such as crime, premature and irresponsible sexual behavior, drug abuse, illiteracy among others.
The school is located in the South B area at the Police Band Training Grounds. It is here also that players have their training every Saturday and Sunday 2.00-5pm and 4.00-6.00pm during weekdays. Currently, FISA has over 100 players playing under the following categories: U.8, U.10, U.12, U.14, U.16, U.18 and U.23.
Some Achievements of the FISA
- FISA represents Makadara constituency in the quarter finals Safaricom Sakata Ball Tournament 2011 at City Stadium
- FISA Academy promoted to Nairobi Premier League in 2010
- Twice Semi Finalists in the Under 20 East and Central Africa Football Championship in Arusha Tanzania in 2008, 2009
- Silver medallist in Zone B Football Kenya League Super League in 2009
- FISA Academy winners of Impala Football Tournament under 10, 12 and silver medalist in the under 14 in 2008
- FISA Academy winners of Impala Football Tournament under 10, 12 and silver medallist in the under 14 in 2008
- Mickey Weche and Charles Omondi undergo the Netherlands Football Coaches training in Nairobi
- FISA academy awarded over 15 scholarships for secondary education by 4 different schools
- FISA players signed to profession football clubs while others play for the national team e.g. Felix Shikanga, Ibrahim Kitawi, Kevin Omondi, Paul Were, Musa Mohamed, Victor Ashinga, Robert Onyango