Best Football Academies In Kenya

This is a list of the Best Football Academies In Kenya. Kenya has produced and continues to develop world-class players like Victor Wanyama, thanks to local football academies that groom young and skilled players around the country.

In fact, some of Europe’s top football teams rely on local talent that costs nothing to acquire, and these players are among the world’s most successful footballers. This is due to the guidance and instruction they received when they were young.

Some football academies in Kenya have produced both local and international football players including JMJ Soccer Academy and Liberty Sports Academy.

Best Football Academies in Kenya

1. JMJ Soccer Academy

Victor Wanyama, who used to play for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and currently plays for CG Montreal, Ayub Timbe, who currently played as a forward for Beijing Renhe in China League One, and Johanna Omolo, who played for Belgian club Royal Antwerp, are all graduates of the academy.

Location: Nairobi West, Nairobi County.

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2. Express Soccer Academy

Best Football Academies In Kenya


Express Soccer Academy, founded in September 2011 by Coach Maurice Mbowo, is one of Kenya’s top soccer academies. The school is well-equipped and overseen by a group of highly qualified and experienced honorary volunteer advisory board members.

It boasts of having some of the best coaches in the country, all of whom have received training in various aspects of football development. For both boys and girls, the academy offers two programs: school-based and Saturday programs.

In a pleasant and safe soccer environment, the academy offers both beginner and competitive soccer programs to school students. Express Soccer Academy mostly caters to children aged three to fifteen.

Location: Apostle of Jesus Youth training Institute office block, Seminary Drive, Karen.

CONTACTS: Call 0740072901 or 0720094049

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3. FISA Academy

Friendship International Sports Academy – FISA was founded by its directors, Dr. Maurice Awang Owuor and Mr. Amit Shah, in 2006. The academy’s mission is to develop and nurture young athletes, primarily in soccer. Children and teens from nearby neighborhoods such as Mukuru slum and south B attend the school.

4. Junior Stars Football Academy

Football Academies In Kenya

Junior Stars Football Academy, founded in 2008, is one of the greatest football academies in the country.

The Junior Stars Youth Development Program, a community-based organization centered in Kenya’s coast region, is the driving force behind the academy. With football as their instrument of change, their main purpose is to promote smart, strong, self-assured, and empowered youths.

Well-trained trainers cultivate football talent at Junior Sports Academy, who also organize friendly matches and tournaments with other clubs to expose their youngsters to fresh sets of abilities.

Simultaneously, young children are given advice and counseling on cultural issues like drugs and early sexual activity.

Location: Bamburi, Mombasa – Tausi Plaza opposite JCC Junction, Lai Stage.

Contacts: 0733695721

5. Liberty Sports Academy

Liberty Sports Academy, founded in 2008 by late Accra billionaire Alhaji Sly Tetteh and former Harambee Stars coach Jacob Ghost Mulee, is perhaps Kenya’s top football academy.

The team won both the Nairobi County League and the Nairobi Provincial League in their debut seasons, going undefeated in each. Liberty was promoted to National Division 2 in 2015, and then to National Division 1 in 2017, after winning the overall championship.

It has produced world-class players such as Michael Olunga, a forward for Guizhou Zhicheng in the China Super League.

Location: Their home stadium is Camp Toyoyo located in Jericho, Nairobi. The stadium capacity is 1,500 people.

Contacts: 0745623900

Email – info@libertyfoot