Buruburu Soccer Academy aims for glory at Inua Talanta Championship
Nairobi’s revered youth football institution, Buruburu Soccer Academy (BSA), is gearing up for a spirited competition as they brace themselves for the third edition of the Inua Talanta Championship set to unfold at the Mombasa Sports Club this December.
Fresh from their impressive showing at the Rausha Kipaji football tournament in Nakuru this August, BSA is poised to leave an indelible mark on the coastal city’s football landscape during the tournament scheduled from December 9th to 11th, 2023.
Guided by Director Dan Karani, the Eastlands-based academy has enlisted teams in the Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, and Under 13 categories. The budding athletes exude confidence following their baptism of fire at the Nakuru event, where their mettle was put to the test.
Director Dan Karani is optimistic, stating, “Our teams are primed for the Inua Talant Championships in Mombasa, and we are anticipating a stellar performance. What distinguishes this tournament is its affordability for teams, coupled with rigorous measures to deter age cheating—a prevailing concern in other competitions.”
Having gained valuable experience at the Nakuru event, the academy aims to provide its young talents with an opportunity to showcase their skills in preparation for more significant challenges.
Kenn Okaka, Chairman of Buruburu Soccer Academy and a communications and PR strategist, underscored the academy’s dedication to continuous improvement. He remarked, “We do not underestimate any opponent, but we have confidence in our coaches’ preparations. This tournament is a platform to showcase the resilience and talent of our players, buoyed by their recent triumph in Nakuru.”
Okaka emphasized, “Our vision is to be the premier football academy in Kenya, nurturing, developing, showcasing, exposing, and commercializing football talent. We provide a reliable pathway for players to sign with professional teams and compete in leagues both locally and abroad.”
BSA places a premium on individual skill development and instilling a passion for football among its young players. The academy aims to offer real-time competition experiences, enabling children to garner exposure and a nuanced understanding of the game from an early age.
Nestled in Nairobi’s Eastlands area, Buruburu Soccer Academy welcomes children aged seven to nineteen. The academy prides itself on its well-trained and qualified youth coaches, boasting certifications from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and CAF, coupled with specialized training in child protection to ensure the well-being of its burgeoning athletes.