Primary schools’ teams taking part in the Kenya Primary Schools Sports Association (KPSSA) national games are set to benefit from the FIFA Football for Schools program launched in the country on July 28, 2023.

This was today revealed by FKF president Nick Mwendwa at Kisumu Boys School during the final day of the primary schools’ games on Sunday, August 13, 2023.

Selected primary schools will benefit from footballs and other in-kind donations from World Governing Body FIFA.

Furthermore, teachers handling the children will be given priority in coaching courses offered by the Federation. The teachers shall also be allowed access to the FIFA Football for Schools application which they can use to help structure better football and life skills training sessions.

“Children under the age of 15 years spend most of their time in school and that’s why we are being intentional in pushing for programs targeting primary schools,” said FKF President, Nick Mwendwa.

“As a Federation, we remain committed to giving young players opportunities to explore their potential, in line with our long-term goal of qualifying for continental competitions as well as the 2030 World Cup,” added the FKF President.

While awarding the best performers at the just ended games, the FKF President also revealed that the primary school games shall form a platform for selection of players to the U15 Kenyan team that shall represent the country in the CAF African Schools Football Championship. Kenya is set to host the competition in November this year.

The FIFA Football For Schools program, in the meantime, is a collaborative initiative between FIFA and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

It is meant to make football more accessible to both boys and girls around the world and promote targeted life skills and competencies through football and contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other priorities.

National Primary School Games Results

Girls Category

Western 1-3 Nyanza

Boys Category

Coast 0 (10) – 0 (9) Nairobi


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