Today we feature one of the teams taking part in WYA’S EASTLAND SOLIDARITY SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP which began this weekend and will end on 19th Nov.
SHY – STADIUM HOMELESS YOUTH (REHAB PPROJECT)
Coach: Mr. Alex Mwangi
The team was started in the year 2011. The inspiration was borne from Alex, a City Council official who had a desire to help the street children who were living at the City Stadium Kiosks. He started SHY as a project and proceeded in opening other projects that could sustain the lives of the street children.
Unique to the group is the inculcation of sports, educational programmes and life skills training. A major boost is that the founder and coach is an experienced footballer having played for Sofapaka and KCB.
Among the players who have excelled include some who play for Makongeni FC and Local Government FC.
They hope to play for the premier league later.
He is confident of his team’s chances of bagging the World Youth Alliance cup but is putting more emphasis on experience rather than winning.