Help the brothers
Two brothers are desperate to realise their dreams of travelling to the United Kingdom to receive football training.
30 September 2019 | Sports
Brothers Alex-Romio (14) and Alex-Brooklyn Kenamuinjo (16) have been selected to attend the UK Pro Academy Residential Programme.
The footballers were among over 300 young players who attended a player talent identification clinic in Namibia.
Their performances during the training earned them a spot at the UK Pro Academy.
The players have to raise N$5 563 each to cover their accommodation, training sessions, match fees, training kit and materials. This amount does not include their day-to-day living costs such as meals, visas and travel insurance.
The two brothers are eager to travel to England. They have been shining throughout their school football careers and have picked up a few accolades along the way.
Alex-Romio recently represented the Omaheke Region in the Skorpion Zinc under-17 tournament and was also voted player of the season at Centaurus Secondary School.
Alex-Brooklyn was part of Namibia's under-13 national team.
“These boys are very talented and I want them to travel to England in order for them to develop their skills,” says their father, Unanisa Kenamuinjo, a former footballer.
“I believe that they are going to become future Brave Warriors players and that is why it is important that they get the necessary exposure at an early age.
“As a man who depends on handy work and some small tenders, I am appealing to the public and corporate Namibia to help these boys realise their dreams.”
Kenamuinjo believes a corporate sponsorship would play a huge role in his sons' future.
He has been paying out of his own pocket for football tours and training academies for his sons.
“The economy is however proving hard and that is why it is difficult for me to provide everything for these two passionate young players.
“Anyone who would like to contact me can reach me at 081 377 7947, or their mother at 081 355 5132.”