11 Sep, 16:30
Former KCB and U20 national team coach Rishadi Shedu has lauded Bundesliga legends tour initiative saying it will help spur growth of upcoming football stars at the grass root level.
The initiative spear headed by that will see German legend Lothar Matthaus visit the country to undertake football clinics on September 19 and 20 and Shedu feels that this will help in giving better programs to the youth.
-I have been doing football all my life but now I am focusing largely on grassroots talents and academy growth. This initiative is very good since it helps us encourage upcoming players since youths will not lose focus. I have seen players benefit from it since the last time we hosted Nigerian icon Nwankwo Kanu and I believe we will have even better programs for the youths in this country moving forward, Shedu said during the program launch.
The former SoNy Sugar and Bandari FC head coach has since shifted focus to nurturing young talent at the lower level since leaving relegated KCB at the end of 2016 season. Shedu helped Bandari climb to the first tier in 2013 but left after the club decided to replace him with Twahir Muhiddin in April that year.
The experienced tactician underwent knee surgery early last year  but is yet to recover fully.
Shedu's Football Students
Ellie Asieche (Kariobangi Sharks), Bernard Coulibally, Victor Majid ( AFC Leopards), Kelvin Omondi ( SoNy Sugar), Andrew Kulecho ( Kakamega Homeboyz), John Macharia ( Poti Kolkheti) and Athman Mohamed Buki (Kakamega Homeboyz). The Bundesliga Legend Tour has seen former Nigeria stars Sunday Oliseh and Nwanko Kanu visit for the same purpose.