Kenyan prodigy Aldrine Kibet shares a transformative journey from school triumph to Nastic Soccer Academy in Spain.
The Kenya national U18 boys' team, Junior Stars striker Aldrine Kibet has opened up about his transformative experience at the prestigious Nastic Soccer Academy (NSA) in Tarragona, Spain.
Kibet embarked on his European journey in September, leaving an indelible mark in his homeland as the star player leading St Anthony's to victory in the National Secondary School Games, where he scored both goals to clinch their sixth national title against Dagoretti High School with a 2-0 win.
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Now back in Kenya for the CECAFA U18 tournament, Kibet has played a pivotal role in steering the national team, Junior Stars, to the semifinals of the competition.
Reflecting on his time in Spain, Kibet could not help but emphasize the stark differences in the footballing environment.
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"The environment in Spain is different. They coach in every aspect of football, be it mental or anything you need in football," Kibet said.
Moreover, the facilities at the Nastic Soccer Academy left Kibet thoroughly impressed.
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"They have all the facilities. You go to the gym, get to work on your body, and so the experience is good," he added.
Kibet's journey to Spain was made possible through a football scholarship, a well-deserved reward for his outstanding performance that helped his school secure the national title.
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To top it off, he was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament, solidifying his status as a rising star in Kenyan football.
The Nastic Soccer Academy, with its rich history spanning 135 years, has a proud tradition of nurturing top talents.
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The Kenyan prodigy now aspires to have a successful spell at the academy that will pave the way for a future at one of Europe's elite football clubs.
With its state-of-the-art facilities and a team of elite and experienced coaches, the academy provides the perfect environment for Kibet to further refine his skills and chase his dreams of making it big in European football.