Godson Chigema’s dream of becoming one of the international footballers from Kenya might just come true after he commenced the process of application to join Premier Football UK trials in Manchester.
The trials as per the 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 into the various clubs.
Born in 2002 and raised from a humble background in Kivumbini Ward, Nakuru East sub county of Nakuru, Godson has had interest in matters football since his childhood.
The 19 year old says he developed interest in matters football while at St.Teresa’s Primary school in Kivumbini.
During this time he used to participate in inter-schools- a move that saw his talent recognized and even shaped further while in Secondary where he was included in the first squad as goalkeeper as well as defender.
“I used to participate in inter-schools and that is where my talent started developing” he says.
After completing his Fourth Form in 2019, Godson has been fully involved in matters football with Deliverance Church FC as well as Freehold FC in Nakuru.
However his dream to even nurture his talent further has seen him apply online for the Premier Football UK trials after his friend hinted to him about the same.
“At first I was hesitating but I just gave it a trial and applied giving a description about myself and after 5 days I was given a respond congratulating me but also giving me the requirements” he said.
However, the humble Godson whom this writer met with at their home in Sports Club Estate in Kivumbini Ward, is now appealing to well-wishers to step in and ensure that he pays the close to Ksh.1 million to meet all the requirements.
He is optimistic that this is an opportunity that will transform his life once he goes through the trials at Manchester.
Godson, a Chelsea fan, believes football talents in Kenyan are yet to be tapped due to what he terms as corruption.
He says once he succeeds, his ambition is to have an academy in Nakuru, Kenya so that he can also help nurture talents and help youths shun drugs.
“My dream is to see talents nurtured at grass root and that is why I have ambition to also set up a football academy” he says.
Godson’s parents Donald and Linet Chigema are grateful for their son.
Their appeal is to the well-wishers to step in through contribution number and ensure their son attends the trials in Manchester State in UK.
“We have seen his talent and we hope the society will step in to ensure he nurtures it through the training in Manchester” they said.
Similar sentiments echoed by Francis Shinali from Residents’ Association who says Godson is a reflection youths have talents that are yet to be tapped into.
He challenges the society to ensure such talents are not wasted but nurtured to be role models to other youths in society.
“We have a responsibility and that is why we are appealing to Residents of Kivumbini Ward, Nakuru County and nationally through various sports associations to step in so that the Ksh.1 Million can be met” said Shinali.
Those who want to channel their contribution can do so through 0713826285.