Aldrine Kibet, a 17-year-old striker from St. Anthony’s Boys High School in Kitale, Kenya, boarded a plane from Kisumu to Nairobi on Wednesday morning on his way to Spain to join a second-division football club.
Kibet is a rising star in Kenyan football. He was the top scorer in the recently concluded national secondary schools competition, and he has been praised for his speed, dribbling skills, and finishing ability.
He was spotted by scouts from the Spanish club while playing in a tournament in Nairobi last month. The club was impressed by his talent and offered him a contract.
Kibet is excited about the opportunity to play in Spain. He said he is looking forward to learning from new coaches and teammates, and he hopes to make a name for himself in European football.
“I am very happy to be going to Spain,” Kibet said. “This is a dream come true for me. I want to work hard and make my country proud.”
Kibet’s departure is a major loss for St. Anthony’s. He was one of the team’s key players, and he helped them win the national title last year. However, the school’s headmaster, Joseph Limo, said he is proud of Kibet and wished him well in his new journey.
“We are very proud of Aldrine,” Limo said. “He is a talented player, and we know he will do well in Spain. We wish him all the best.”
Kibet’s story is an inspiration to young footballers in Kenya. It shows that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. He is a role model for all young Kenyans who dream of playing professional football.
Kibet is expected to arrive in Spain next week. He will begin training with his new club shortly after.