By Ayub Abdallah
Shortage of training equipment is dragging down ambition of Mathare Goalkeepers Union Academy founder Levi Otieno Ojuok.
The Titans FC goalkeeper started the academy in May this year to generate modern goaltenders from the slums to the top leagues.
However, inadequacy of training equipment has made it difficult for Ojuok to impart high quality training to the union’s keepers.
The final year IT student at Zetech University said his decision to initiate the academy was influenced by the less number of goalkeepers in the country.
Mathare-bassed academy has recruited over 50 keepers who rely on Levi to sharpen their goalkeeping skills.
Levi is requesting football stakeholders and well-wishers to come on board to support the academy with cones, balls, boots, gloves, training beeb and jerseys.
The Titan FC player has been steering the academy single handedly from Tuesday to Saturday every week at Mathare 4 A.
The promising goalie challenged his fellow players to learn to give back to the community.
Ojuok said in 10 years to come, he is planning to start programs that will see youth benefit from the scholarship.
“My objective is to build a modern goalkeeping academy where I will be training the youth who are interested in football,” Ojuok reiterated.
The academy is recruiting goalkeepers willing to learn, whose age range from seven to 25 years.