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Wadi Degla selects Opiyo for Belgium training

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Brian Opiyo being congratulated by Wadi Degla Goalkeeping Academy trainer Maarten Arts.
Brian Opiyo being congratulated by Wadi Degla Goalkeeping Academy trainer Maarten Arts.

NAIROBI, May 3 – Teenager Brian Opiyo realised his dream after he was selected the best in a goal keeper scouting event held over the weekend at Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo Grounds by Wadi Degla Sports Club.

As a result, the 13 year-old Opiyo will be offered a chance to go to Belgium for further training as he aims to grow his football talent.

“I am so delighted to be chosen as the best because there was stiff competition. This is a dream come true and I’m going to do my best in the training. I hope to play for the national football team in future,” the youngster, whose role model is Harambee Stars first choice keeper Arnold Origi, said.

Opiyo was selected among 150 young goalkeepers who turned up for the one day event where the scouting was done by the Head of Wadi Degla Goalkeeping Academy Maarten Arts.

Young goalkeepers during the Wadi Degla scouting event held at Nairobi's Camp Toyoyo Grounds on Saturday.
Young goalkeepers during the Wadi Degla scouting event held at Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo Grounds on Saturday.

The Academy is based in Egypt and the founder Arts was doing a scouting tour around Africa which started in Kenya.

The event was to scout for the best goalkeepers in Kenya and equally professionally train the existing goalkeepers aged between 12 years to 17 years.

Among the beneficiaries of the Academy is Dutch custodian Michel Armand Vorm who features for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Netherlands national team.

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