Two promising lads from Ligi Ndogo, Theodore Kibet Kilele and Baron Edzeameh are in Italy for trials with a series of clubs.
The two departed for Italy at the beginning of the week starting Monday 6 March for further trials having been in Italy for the same reasons in October 2016.
“They two are in Italy for a series of trials with different clubs for a period of about two weeks. We are keenly awaiting their progress.” said an official from Ligi Ndogo
Kibet who in 2016 made it to the Kenya U20 team has been in the ranks of Ligi Ndogo since 2004 aged six is regarded as a good dribbler, a good passer and an intelligent reader of the game. Back in 2010 he missed an opportunity to join Millwall Academy due to lack of size after being picked out from the annual Keele Cup where he led Ligi’s U13 side to a Cup win.
He had been handed a two week trial just as was the case in 2009 where he had been spotted at the same tournament by Crystal Palace scouts. Lack of a guardian, among other reasons came to play and he had to return home.
The gifted midfielder who schooled at Rusinga and Braeside Schools also missed an opportunity to join Newcastle United at 16 years due to strict recruitment rules on junior players.
Baron, a defender, has been a part of the Ligi setup since he was eight years from where he has risen to the level of seeking football beyond borders.
Linkages between Ligi Ndogo and Italian scouts and clubs started in October 2016 when the club attended the Azzuri Cup – where the two participated for the senior team, which has since led to the trials.
To further nurture the football potential in Kenya,Ligi Ndogo organises trips to participate in tournaments in Uganda,Tanzania,United Kingdom,Italy,Spain and Bulgaria.
Since 2004,Ligi Ndogo has toured the UK to take part in the prestigious Keele International Cup formerly Umbro International cup held annually in Manchester and now Keele. Ligi Ndogo’s achievements in these tournaments has been commendable with the various teams winning trophies and medals on numerous occasions. Ligi Ndogo is the only Kenyan team to have graced the winner’s podium since inception.
The Planet teams played in the PlussbankCup in Kristiansand and Venesela,Norway.
Plussbank Cup is a tournament for adolescents aged between 8 and 18 years.It began in 2008 and has attracted more than 1000 teams since.It is run by clubs,Vindbjart and Donn.
PlussbankCup offers a very good experience to players and families who choose to combine the cup of holiday in southern Norway.
Ligi Ndogo is opening up an early opportunity in Italy and Bulgaria for you to be part of these exciting tours that could open up doors for your football career.
In 2012, Ligi Ndogo began competing in the newly formed FKF Division One. On 24 May, head coach Ibrahim Mbikalo stepped down to coach the club’s under-15, under-16 and under-17 sides, and was replaced by Michael Kamure. Kamure won his first match with the club, as Ligi Ndogo beat Iron Strikers 3–2 away from home on 19 May 2012. The team went on to win 9 more matches that season, culminating in a sixth-place finish, 22 points behind leaders Bandari. The following season, Kamure led Ligi Ndogo to 5 more wins before leaving in September 2013. Bernard Ndichu, his temporary replacement, helped the team finish fourth in the Zone A (Group 1) table, and thus gained promotion to the newly formed National Super League. Former Nairobi City Stars coach Oliver Page, who had joined the club in 2011 as a technical advisor at the academy, took over the senior team in 2014. His first match in charge ended in a 1–1 draw at home against Kariobangi Sharks.
Due to great demand for recreational play,a group was formed for the ages of 17 years and above to play recreationally and in the league.The category plays in the FKF Sub County and the Mini Liga.
Ligi Ndogo Planets,the Senior team is the ultimate price of long journey started as an Atom. It emerged as a result of players graduating from level to level within the Ligi soccer hierarchy.
After the first batch of players graduated from the U17 age category, an avenue was required for them to continue pursuing their soccer interest hence the founding of Ligi S.C.
Ligi Planets started participating in tournaments organized within Nairobi,then went up a rank higher by officially entering the national league in division 2.It attained promotion the next year to division 1.It is participating in the FKF Division One league which is the last step from the national premier league.
Ligi targets this great opportunity as the springboard to continental soccer once its target of the premier league is realized.