The Brookside Secondary Schools Games has already opened up many doors of opportunities.
In almost all disciplines, many players that have participated have joined the national teams as well as top leagues.
The best scorer in the World Series Sevens Rugby Collins Injera schooled in Vihiga High.
Kakamega High midfielder Joshua Otieno (pictured left) is set to travel to the United States in September after the East Africa School Games for a scholarship according to his coach Brendan Mwinamo.
Otieno who was part of Kenya’s All-Star team that travelled to play Hull City’s reserves last year in the United Kingdom starred for Kakamega as they won the Kenya National Secondary School Games football title in Eldoret in July 2018.
“Otieno will be leaving around September 15 for the United States. He is going for a scholarship that will also include playing football. It will either be in Michigan or Colorado and we are very happy with that opportunity. Life is about grabbing the opportunities when they come and one has presented itself for Joshua, let him take it,” Mwinamo said.
The midfielder sprung to the limelight after starring for the Sony Sugar Under-19 team during last year’s Kenyan Premier League Under-19 tournament leading to his selection to the Kenyan team to Hull City’s KCOM Stadium.
Joshua later remained in East Yorkshire even as his fellow teammates travelled back, a noble request by Hull Legend Dean Windass who also forms part of the Hull Academy Coaching staff.