- Collins Odera earned a dream chance to link up with Valencia's football academy with the help of his coach
- However, the 17-year-old budding goalkeeper risks missing out on the opportunity due to financial constraints
- According to Odera, he hopes someone can come to his aid to facilitate the trip to Spain where he can continue to sharpen his playing skills
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Collins Odera, a form three student at Chesamisi high school in Kimilili Sub County, Bungoma County is asking for financial assistance to travel to Spain.
The 17-year-old is asking for well-wishers to chip in and assist him to travel to Spain to join a football academy and train as a goalkeeper.
Odera, an upcoming and talented footballer needs KSh 1 million to facilitate the trip to join Valencia football academy where he needs to sharpen his playing skills.
He says that since his childhood he loved soccer and has played for various clubs something that caught the eyes of the Valencia football academy coach.
"I love football, and it's in my blood, I would wish that some good Samaritans come to my aid, I wish I would join the international academy to sharpen my talent so that one day I make my country proud," he said.
He says that he applied online to join the Academy in Spain with the assistance of one of his coaches.
Odera's mother Rose Akello says her son is talented in football but as a family, they are financially drained and have no capacity to take him to Spain.
"As a family, we are down financially, if somebody could come to our aid, we will be very happy," she said.
Chesamisi high school deputy principal Joseck Wanyonyi is proud of Odera.
"This is a talented youth, we as a school support talent and as a footballer, we have nurtured him amongst others," he said.
On his part, Hillary Kiptalam, Odera's coach revealed that he is a young talented player who should be exposed to the world.
The coach called on well-wishers and other sponsors to chip in and help him realize his goal.
"Let FKF leadership and the ministry of sports comes in and help the boy, he really needs help to travel to Spain, he will carry on with his education as he is trained on how to be the best footballer," said Kiptalam.
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