Top football academies in Kenya

Every successful country in the world has a football academy for its young people to learn, discover, and improve their talents in football. All the successful football clubs in the world have an academy of their own, through which they train and improve talents of potential football stars. An example is Messi’s success through a football academy.

Another common factor in football academies is the tendency by world stars to set up football academies in their countries. Most of these football academies are a way the stars want to use to give back to the community. Football academies in Kenya are no different. Some of the most popular football academies in Kenya were created by world starts that have recorded commendable success in the Kenyan football and the world. H

Harambee Stars has produced national heroes, who have come to be respected by the Kenyans and other neighbours the national team has beaten. Obviously, the football clubs you will find in Keya will most likely have been founded by these stars.

If you’re looking for the best football coaching school to attend in Kenya. In this article we will explore the best football coaching schools in Kenya for you.

Below are the best football academies in the world, they will open your eyes to what a successful football academy in Kenya can do.

20. Right to Dream

19. El Semillero (Argentinos Juniors)

18. West Ham Academy

17. Anderlecht

16. Feyenoord

15. Stade Rennais

14. Partizan Belgrade

13. GNK Dinamo Zagreb Academy

12. River Plate

11. Boca Juniors Reserves and Academy

10. Real Madrid (La Fábrica)

9. Schalke 04 (Knappenschmiede)

8. Southampton

7. Santos

6. Sao Paulo

5. Sporting Lisbon

4. Bayern Munich

3. Manchester United Academy

2. Ajax

1. Barcelona (La Masia)

LA Masia has produced world stars such as Lionel Messi, who has been crowned the best footballer in the world in multiple occasions. Other include Andres Iniesta, Xavi, and Puyol.

So, which are the football coaching academies in Kenya?

Below is a list of the most popular football academies in Kenya:

  1. Sadili Oval Sports academy located in Nairobi;
  2. Bumblebee Sports located in Nairobi;
  3. Uprising Youth Football Academy located in Kakamega;
  4. Makadara Juniors Academy located in Nairobi;
  5. Hearts of Ruiru Sports Center located in Ruiru;
  6. Wadi Degla Academy located in Nairobi;
  7. Nairobi Sunshine Soccer Academy;
  8. Nakuru West Youth Soccer Association;
  9. Elite soccer Academy;
  10. FISA Academy.
  11. Express Soccer Academy
  12. Inspire Soka Academy
  13. Life & Sports Academy
  14. Legacy Academy
  15. Cheza Sports Football Academy
  16. R.O Sports Soccer Academy

Now you have a partial list of some of the most popular football academies in Kenya. How much do these Kenyan football academies charge? The amounts charged per each academy depend on the kind of training you need and the days you select for training.

How about football trials in Kenya

This is a method football academies use to find talented kids to join their team. If you are interested in becoming a successfull football, do not miss a chance to join the trials for a chance to be recruited by big teams locally and abroad. Get these information from fellow footballers and even football agents as you’re likely to learn of trial opportunities before everyone else.

How to join a football club in Kenya

As a young talented or ambitious footballer, you have three options to join a football club in Kenya:

  1. Attend trials (when organized) and try to impress the coaches as much as possible.
  2. Present yourself to your target club’s offices or training ground and request for an opportunity to train with the team.
  3. Use a recruiting agent to connect you to a football club.

Can you join a football academy for free?

While many football stars joined their football academies free-of-charge, there are very few free football academies in Kenya. However, it is still very possible to join a football academy for free when you are extremely talented. Sometimes, these clubs use your skills to market themselves. Some of the best footballers in the planet joined their former football academies without paying any amount.

How do you find football academies looking for players in Kenya?

The best option is to check online via their respective websites or the dailies. You can also be reaching out to these football academies that are looking for players in Kenya regularly:

  1. Ujuzi soccer academy
  2. Ligi Ndogo– Call 0721944821 to enquire. .
  3. Cheza Afrika– This is based inSouth B, Mukuru Fuata Nyayo. They train at Kenya Polytechnic men hostel grounds.
  4. Nakuru West Youth Soccer Association– this is one of the best football academies in Nakuru. To learn more, inbox them via their Facebook page.
  5. Junior Stars Football– If you’re at the coast, call Junior Stars football academy on 0733695721.