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Final round of 800 aspiring footballers head for Goan Gymkhana trials
This weekend, the final group of 800 aspiring footballers will converge at the Goan Institute football grounds in Nairobi to participate in trials organised by Betway Kenya as part of its inaugural Betway Talent Search launched in September 2016.
The first group of 800 players were hosted by Betway in the first set of trials two weeks ago.
The trials will give the 1600 footballers a chance to test their skills under the watchful eyes of local and international scouts as they compete for a place in the final 16 (2 goalkeepers and 14 infield players) who will attend a specialised football training camp.
The camp itself, organised by Betway, will be headed by Francis Kimanzi, head coach of Mathare United and include coaching staff from West Ham United as well as local legend Dennis Oliech.
From the final group of 16, one lucky footballer will find themselves the winner of the grand prize, he will head to West Ham United in the United Kingdom for a “West Ham Experience” which will include training, sightseeing, a live match and player meet and greets.
Applications for the Betway Talent Search exceeded expectations with many aspiring footballers from across the country registering to participate following the one-month application period announced by Betway in September.
“The Betway Talent Search is aimed at developing an exciting generation of football stars and offer them the right exposure to the soccer world. I would love to see Kenyan players among top players on the African continent and I believe this country is capable of producing top-level footballers,” said Wanja Gikonyo, Betway country manager.
Betway talent search is an initiative organised by Betway Kenya and launched in September 2016 to offer 1600 aspiring footballers, the chance to qualify for an elite football training camp.
FROM THE FINAL GROUP OF 16, A LUCKY PLAYER WILL BE WINNER
Coach Francis Kimanzi giving instructions to participants during the Betway talent search at Goan Institute field.