Odemba rose to prominence in the 2022 school games after leading Highway to the final of the East African School games.
Kenya Police Bullets FC head coach Beldine Odemba has revealed how it is to be a gaffer on such high demand and shared coaching advice to fellow women in the sport.
Odemba rose to prominence in the 2022 school games as she led Highway Secondary School to the final of the East African School games, which was enough to make them qualify for the African School Games scheduled to take place in Morocco in August.
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Highway were eliminated by Dagoretti High in the boys' football final of the just concluded Nairobi School games but have a chance to make ammends in the Africa games set to take place in Morocco from 15th to 30th August.
The achievement naturally attracted suitors left, right and center. Until recently, she served as the Mathare United assistant team manager.
She was recently appointed head coach of the newly formed Police Bullets, which will be taking part in next season’s Football Kenya Federation Women Premier League (FKFWPL).
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A Dhor Kang's belter was enough to see Dagoretti High School edge Beldine Odemba's Highway High School 1-0 in the boys' football final of the just-concluded Nairobi Regional Games
She is also the head coach of the Kenya national Under18s girls side, Junior Starlets. She takes all these roles all while still coaching Highway, who were disappointingly eliminated in the final of the Nairobi Region School Games to Dagoretti High School.
Quizzed about how it is to be a coach in demand, Odemba insists that her aim is ultimately to continue improving.
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Club officials are working round the clock to pursue every possible solution to their embarrassing situation.
“I do not know where to place my feelings on that but I think it is a good and positive thing,” Odemba said. “I want to keep going, go for more classes, learn more, get more experience and become better, “ she added.
Odemba is currently swimming in a pool where very few fellow women even dare to tip their toes in. She however, has sent out a message to her fellow compatriots not to be afraid and give it a shot by focusing on their abilities as players and coaches, and not their gender.
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Beldine Odemba feels the national women’s team will be the biggest winner following the stringent rules imposed on Premier League clubs.
“I would advise my fellow women in sports to drop the women tag. Go there as a coach and a player, give it your best. Let it be you, not the gender. We can do it sometimes much better than the men. It is about what you bring out as a person.”