Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Eastlands Soccer Academy Management


Peter Omondi (Patron)

Peter is a Football Association Level 2 qualified coach, with extensive coaching experience in Europe and the United States of America, and is currently the manager/head coach of Southgate Adelaide FC under 14 youth team at Southgate Adelaide Football Club in London, UK (http://www.southgate-adelaide-fc.co.uk/results_fixtures.shtml )

Peter (or "Doc" as kown by his colleagues) is a former sportsman who participated in various sports – Basketball (at school, club and international level), Soccer (school), Handball (club and international level) and Rugby Football Union (school and club).

Originally trained as a Pharmacist, Peter also has a Bachelors Degree (Hons) in Computer Network Engineering and is currently studying for his Masters in Managing Business Information Technology.

He currently works and lives with his family in the UK, and his sons Noel (14) plays football in the side that Peter coaches as well as Enfield District Football (and been scouted, on various occasions, by Chelsea, Crystal Palace, QPR and Watford); while Leon (4) has had a stint at Tottenham youth under-5s team. His older son, Glenn, is also an accomplished athlete (who has run the 100 meters as well as 4x100 relay) and plays American Football for London Blitz. Glenn was Rookie of the Year 2007/08 season


Washington Odhiambo (Technical Director)

A Pharmacist by profession, Washington currently works at HH the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.

“Wash” as he is affectionately known by his close friends, played football at school level (Highway Secondary School in Nairobi) before signing up for Kibera Sportiff (a well-established youth academy at the time) and finally Re-Union FC (Kenya Super League side) and the Kenya National team (“Harambee Stars”).

He then went on to manage (Head Coach) Re-Union FC and achieved great results before turning his attention to working with the youth.

Wash brings with him a wealth of experience to the set-up and we look forward to his expertise.


Leonard Otieno (Operations Director & Head Coach)

A Diploma holder in IT, Leonard is currently pursuing a degree course in Business Information Technology, while at the same time, studying for a Diploma in Sports Management.

Leonard is a Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA); Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Class C & Royal Netherlands Football Association (RNFA) qualified coach with coaching experience in Europe (Mathare United participation in Norway Youth Cup) and the youth in Mathare Youth sports Association leagues as well as various secondary schools in the country.

Leonard played for his school (Parklands High School, Nairobi) and Maziwa FC in the Kenyan Super League; and is held in very high esteem by his peers and those he has worked with. Leonard is a dedicated individual who wants all to succeed in whatever they undertake in life.

In Leonard, the Academy has one of the best youth coaches in the country and we hope benefit greatly from his contribution towards our goals and objectives.


Frederic Wasawa (Operations Co-coordinator)

A social worker by profession, Fred brings his peer counseling and youth mobilisation skills to ESA and is our current co-coordinator.

Fred’s dedication and organizational skills are second-to-none, and I am not wrong in stating that the academy’s current activities are in part greatly successful due to his efforts in pushing forward our ideas and plans; especially when it comes to mobilization.

The academy appreciates Fred’s efforts and contribution in making sure that players turn up to training sessions and matches (Fred will personally pick up the youger players and drop them off).

Keep up the good work, Freddie!


Maurice Odipo (Coach)

Played his youth football under Leonard and is currently playing for former premier league champions Tusker FC. Also had stints with Re-union and Gor Mahia and Securicor FC in the Kenyan premier league.

“Odi” as he’s generally known, takes time off from his hectic schedule (when not playing football) to coach and work with the academy’s players.

When at work, Odi is a joy to watch and his technical and ball-handling skills are greatly appreciated.

A big-up to you, Odi!


Robert Owuor (Coach)

Also played his youth football under Leonard and is currently playing for Outering United in the KFF Super league. Also, played for Harambee SACCO as well as the National Bank of Kenya football team that participated in the Kenya Nationwide League.

“Ayala” as he’s affectionately known by all, has great technical skills and an excellent reader of the game. He also coaches other young teams in and around the borough (“mtaani” as is known in Kiswahili) and most players currently playin in youth and senior leagues in Nairobi Province have passed through his hands.

The academy is proud to have “Ayala” in our ranks and it is all upwards from here.

12 comments:

  1. i am 17 yrs old and i play soccer.i am highly skilled and determined and would like to join your academy please give me the chance and i will not disappoint you.contact my mum 0722680704.

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  2. I am16 years of age,i have soccer experience since i was8.I wish to play proffesional football one day so i hope writing this request would be of great help in achieving my dream.I would like to join your academy and my determination and love for the game would brighten my future.

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  3. it is always adream of every ameature player to be aprofesional one and i think it is afootball academy that one can a chieve such dream if u will accept to be one of u i will be greatful to u thaks

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  4. I am a 17 year old Tanzanian in Nairobi looking for a place to play soccer and help me nurture into a good player. I believe this is the place. how can I contact you.Samuelmagesa@yahoo.ca is my email

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  5. I am 14 years old, really, really skilled. WOULD LOVE to join ur academy. My dad thinks that I would never make it in football becoz we live in Kenya, which I find not dumb... he knows am good but he is not showing courage, plz contact me at nbnkomo12@gmail.com, thanks :)

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  6. I am a 14 year old winger and I can also play as a striker or a defensive midfielder and I would like to be given the opportunity to play at a professional leven one day and also represent Kenya and Arsenal F.C.Please contact me at chris.dcosta@hotmail.com

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  7. my name is mwalimu abdalla ,i live at mombasa am aged 16yrs,i hav played for county level for 1yr as a midfielder nd would lyk to join ur club, my digits r 0717483253 nd my email s mwalimuabdalla@gmail.com my dads digits 0720552975

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  8. My name is Hassan Fofana and I am recruiting consultant. I am the president of Time2Ball Sports Network a Los Angeles based, we specialize in promoting sport and amateur athletes from Africa. I will like to help your academy promote your elite soccer player here in the US. I can be reach via email: time2ballinc@gmail.com or via skype: fhassan16. I am looking forward to hear from you. Thank you for your time
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  9. Hello,
    My names r musumba ammos a young talentd central midfielder aaged 17yrs,began playing soccer at a very tender age,av travelled to various countries in east african region to play football,i will be xoo much delighted and greatfull if i got the opportunity to shine further in my career as a footballer in your academy,can contact mi on 0729668585 or @ammosumba99@gmail.com..thank u!!

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  10. Dear sir,madam
    My name is michael wayodi. am currently 18 yrs of age and i play soccer as a hobby and as a sporting activity. i've played soccer ever since i was seven and i have never stopped. i've played for my high school chemelil academy as a striker and a central attacking midfielder. currently am at home helping in the family business after getting A- in kcse. i would be really delighted if i get accepted in your academy to make more use of my skills. thankyou
    contact me @ stickmichael67@gmail.com or 0729697148.........

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  11. Hi, I am Edgar Duncan and I live in Komarocks and I have had an opportunity to play football since childhood I beleive it's high time I attained training by professional so that I can be one of the top strikers Kenya has ever produced. Thank you in advance.
    contacts;edgartheduncan@gmail.com
    0708452552

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  12. hi, i am mathew. i currently reside at kiambu. i would love the oppotunity to train professionally in regards to football.i am 18 yrs and usually suitable in attack.kindly do contact me at waithkamathew65@gmail.com or call me:0728811884.
    looking forward to hearing from you

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