Nakuru’s young footballer Godson Chigema’s dream to join Premier Football UK trials in Manchester has finally come true through the intervention of area MCA Wilbur Onyango.
When the story of the young talent born and raised in Kivumbini was highlighted in media in August this year,the boy was interested in the trials but had no money to facilitate the process.
However,the intevention of area MCA Wilbur Onyango and his Flamingo Ward counterpart Eddy Kiragu who chairs the Youth and Sports committee in the county assembly,the matter was tabled before Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui.
And as it stands now,the young Chigema is set to travel to Manchester.
In a phone interview on Sunday,area MCA Wilbur Onyango revealed that the county had supported the young footballer by paying upto sh 239,000 for his upkeep.
The MCA on his part has supported by paying the visa expenses as well as accommodation for the young Chigema.
The first time MCA lauding the county government of Nakuru for stepping in to assist the young talent achieve his dreams.
Chigema will be flagged off on December 14,2020 at Afraha stadium during sports day for issuance of sports Kitts for the ward.
Wilbur says this is eye opener to youths in Kivumbini ward that great talents can be mentored and supported by the leadership of the day.
“This should be a clear communication to our youths in Kivumbini that any positive talent and creativity can be supported to the next level” he said.
The trials as per organizers are held in the State of Manchester where scouts from major international clubs come and watch as the players go about their activities in the field.
Those who are selected are then taken through some training before they are absorbed.
And for the young Kivumbini footballer,his dream of becoming an international footballer has just commenced.
He says once he succeeds,his dream is to come back and set up an academy in Nakuru,Kenya to help nurture talents and help youths shun drugs.