Protege FC now KCB youth team

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 00:00 |
Protege Football Club who have now become KCB’s youth team. Photo/PD/GIBO ZACHARY

Kenyan Premier League side KCB FC and Youth Talent Development Academy, Protege Football Club (PFC), have entered into a long-term partnership that will see the latter become the bankers’ official youth team.

The partnership was unveiled following the end of trials at the KCB Leadership Centre which attracted over 100 budding footballers from across the country.

PFC director Steve Othoro confirmed that 36 players had passed the trials and had been recruited into the academy, joining up with a number of youngsters who already call PFC their home.

“The selected players will be integrated into the system and not only benefit from a programme that takes their talents to the next level but also improves on their mental, physical and social strengths,” said Othoro.

“Since 2008, we have managed to have over 80 players who have played for their national teams, five making their appearances at the Fifa World Cup. It is this level of success that we envisage for the players we are working with,” he added.

A number of KCB FC coaches were part of the selection process and the club is upbeat that PFC will continue minting top players who can be absorbed into the senior team and then find opportunities in the league and abroad.

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