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Nairobi’s Buruburu Academy Set for Rausha Kipaji Tournament debut

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Buruburu Soccer Academy is set to take part in the annual Rausha Kipaji tournament scheduled to be played in Nakuru, Kenya, from 28th to 30th April 2023.

The Nairobi-based academy will feature in the Under-11 Category where they have been grouped in Pool A alongside Cheza Sports Academy, State House Soccer Academy, and Phoenix Soccer Academy “B” team.

Buruburu Soccer Academy director Duncan Karani is hopeful his team will go all the way and claim the title in their maiden appearance.

“I am excited that the draw has been done and we know our opponents in the pool early. We look forward to the tournament. We have prepared well and we are very determined to win the U11 trophy; I am confident our boys will emerge victorious,” Karani said.

Karani  added that the Eastlands football hall of ivy entrance in the competition offers the young players an opportunity to showcase their talent and grow their skills in a bid to prepare them for big competitions in the future.

“We want to offer the boys a chance to play, learn and develop their football skills and this tournament will be a good experience for them. They have been training well and I am confident Bururburu will top Group A and go all the way to the finals. We are going to Nakuru to win the competition,”  he explained.

On his part Buruburu Soccer Academy co-Director Kenn Okaka, a communications and PR strategist said they will use the tournament to expose the youth to competitive football and help them gain confidence.

“This tournament is a good step for the kids because I believe it will boost their confidence. Our vision is to be the leading football academy in Kenya for young players to nurture, develop, showcase, expose, and commercialize football talent and we offer a reliable pathway for players to sign with professional teams and play in top leagues both locally and abroad,” Okaka said.

The Buruburu Soccer Academy boasts of well-trained and qualified youth coaches who have attained the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and CAF coaching licenses and certification in coaching and have also undertaken child protection courses to equip them with skills to take care of the children.


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