FORMATIVE YEARS AND THE LEAGUE AFTER 2002
The team was formed in 2005 with the initiative of current academy director and former senior team coach, Ibrahim Mbikalo, and club chairman Chris Amimo at the insistence of players Karim Rersa, Mohamed Junaid and Azim Butt. On arrival from a tour of the United Kingdom, the team members found themselves overage and with no category to fill in since the youth academy could only accommodate those below fourteen years of age.
Under the guidance of Mbikalo, Ligi Ndogo gained their first honours by winning the Private Secondary Schools’ League in 2005. They played in the Kiko Cup towards the end of the year, crashing out through a 3–2 loss to Kibera Combined on spot kicks.The original team that was formed during the 2005 season included Junaid, Rersa, Butt and several other players. Genk forward Ayub Masika and former Tusker striker Jesse Were both featured for the team briefly.