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Aldrine Kibet, the first beneficiary of the launched Academy of Sports ti nurture juniors

Approximately 2,000 young sportsmen and women are set to benefit from thr newly launched Kenya Sports Academy.

While unveiling the camp today, Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba said that the Kasarani, said that the pilot program signifies the government’s commitment to identifying and developing talent at the grassroots level.

“Today, 2000 of the best talents from across Kenya start a unique journey of elite training, scouting, and talent progression and monetisation under Talanta Hela, the flagship initiative of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports,” Namwamba stated.

Top coaches and legendary sports personalities in the country have been selected to mentor the players, including Harambee Stars head coach Engin Firat and his counterpart at Harambee Starlets, Beldine Odemba.

Among those scouted to benefit from the camp are three players from St. Anthony’s Boys High School Kitale who stormed the national football title in Kakamega county over the weekend.

Headlining the list is St. Anthony’s mercurial attacking midfielder Aldrine Kibet, who bagged the MVP and Golden Boot awards at the just-concluded secondary school games.

The CS called on teachers to recognise learners who demonstrate outstanding potential in sports in line with the objectives of the newly-introduced Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) education system.

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