Butere High girls’ football team have pitched a training camp at Union Primary in Kisumu ahead of the National Secondary School Games that will be played at Kakamega High on August 5-11.
The teams will be going for more than just trophies when they participate in the week-long tournament. The players also hope to impress scouts and benefit from sports scholarships that are offered by Masinde Muliro University of Science at Technology (MMUST) under an existing programme between the two institutions.
Already six former football players from the school are studying at MMUST on scholarships. They include Yvonne Khabere and Sharon Wotia who were part of the 2012 squad and Edith Ekholi, Rose Ndunde, Florence Adhiambo and Edina Sumba, who left the school last year.
Butere coach George Evans Nasitsa said: “Butere have a working relationship with MMUST that prepares our girls for a better future after school.
“The objective of the programme is to offer talented players scholarships from football. We use football to get fees for degree studies at MMUST,” he said.