For a long time in Kenya football fans have been asking themselves at what point will the Kenyan national team participate in the world cup? Another question is, are there any hopes of having talents representing Kenya in competitions across the globe?
A determined person in the industry who thrives to get where they want to eventually sees the light. In Kenya, the soccer industry looks for ways to ensure that young footballers are recognized and Savannah FC has given them the platform. The club was started in 2013 by Savannah Cement Company in Kitengela as a way of giving thanks to the community and nurturing talent. It is in the ways a child learns to walk where Savannah FC started off with just a few members.
As a soccer talent nurturing platform, the club has been able to produce 4 players who joined the under 20 team in Kenya and 20 others have joined teams participating in the Kenya premier league. Among the youngsters include Kenneth Kimani who before joining Savannah FC played for Mathare FC and MYSA. The talented young man elaborates more on his soccer dream and the teams he aspires to play in.
The team puts a lot of effort in training and due to the fact that they had a previous rough season, it took them time to get used to other soccer tactics and play with professional teams. Besides practice, what more does the team do in their day to day lives since they are not engaged in formal employment The assistant coach of Savannah FC Fredrick Kimani explains to us the hardships they encounter as a team and the long term goals of the team besides the division one league. Savannah FC finished fourth in the first division of the FKF championships.