Young Talents Soccer Academy head coach Hamisi Mohamed emerged as the best of the Arsenal FC and WorldRemit “Future Stars” coaching programme that ended today.
Mohamed defeated other five finalists from Africa after gaining public confidence by voting him as the best with 35% of the votes cast on futurestars.worldremit.com.
The voting, which opened to the public on September 28th was closed on October 5th for the youthful coach, who trains about 120 children aged between 8-17 in the Young Talents Soccer Academy in Embul Bul in Ngong.
Mohamed was among the 700 entries into the clinic, where 25 were short-listed and 6 made it to the final of the clinic.
Mohamed will attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Football Schools in London fully sponsored by online money transfer service WorldRemit.
The Kenyan coach defeated Ahmed Ali from Somaliland, Adegun Shola (Nigeria), Innocent Yeboah-Num (Ghana), Titus Sanangurai (Zimbabwe) and the only woman who made the final six, South Africa’s Tersia Davids.
A panel of judges from English Premier League giants Arsenal, including Simon McManus – head coach at Arsenal Soccer Schools – selected the final six from a shortlist of 25 individuals in September.
Arsenal Soccer Schools encourage children to be active whilst learning to play football; with the emphasis placed on passing, movement, creativity, and technical development through teamwork.