Kenyan coaches actually put much value on Everton’s visit and hope to derive a lot of benefits from it. It’s due to the fact that the UK club is about to conduct coaching clinics at Kariobangi grounds before the highly-anticipated play when Sharks face off with Everton on Sunday.
The play is expected to take place at 4 pm on Sunday at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. A number of sessions are going to be conducted to different age groups varying from 5 to 18 years throughout the week. That’s what the coaches who arrived on Sunday in the country will be busy with.
The clinics are made up of morning theory sessions, afternoon practical sessions as well as evening social action activities. Everton’s health and well-being manager, Jonathan Garside told that they like to be in Kenya with their mission, working with skilled coaches and players. He added that they seed many great players and really hope that the sessions are going to drastically improve their performance in football.
Jonathan Garside came to Kenya in the company of Jessica McNally (disability development coach), Dale Davis (cohesion manager), Ste Watt (primary school sports coach), and also Andrew Whittaker (UK Soccer camp coordinator).
Kariobangi community mobilizer, Stephen Otieno told that he’s very grateful for the possibility to let Everton train the local sports community, in particular, the youth. That’s going to be a solid foundation in their professional growth.
It’s going to be the first time Everton face off with a Kenyan team in their African country. As a matter of fact, last year their first play with a Kenyan team resulted in a 4-0 win over Gor Mahia in Liverpool, Great Britain. Kariobangi Sharks took a unique chance having won the SportPesa Cup earlier in 2019.