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September 25, 2018

5-Minute-Interview: We've helped Migori youth get scholarships

Aolo
Aolo

I’m good at……teaching soccer.

I’m very bad at…….cooking.

The last book I enjoyed was……………Runaway Jury by John Grisham. 

The most surprising thing that happened to me is…………failing at the last minute for goalkeeper trials at Sony FC in 2008. That was the death of my dream to play at the Premier League.

A common misconception of me is……I am strict because of my background as a teacher.

One of my worst childhood fears was……….lizards. I would avoid the toilet whenever I spotted one.

My ideal night out is……kesha at church.

In another life I'd have been……a TV news anchor.

In moments of weakness I……seek silence, meditate and pray.

My idea of perfect happiness….seeing talented youth get placement in football clubs through our academy.

If I was a politician, I would……ensure football in Kenya is upgraded by having a qualified coach in every school and boost grassroots academies and clubs.

The best age to be is……late 20s.  

My greatest regret is………….none.

Historical figure I most identify with………Martin Luther King Jr.

Living person I most admire is…………….Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola. I am impressed by his dedication to nurture youth talent through academies.

My greatest achievement is…………being part of MYTA. We built it from the scratch and have been able to secure scholarship for talented youth in high school and colleges.

My favourite writer is………John Grisham. He builds his plots masterfully and incorporates thrill in storytelling.

My greatest possession is………my family, especially my son Fernando Omondi.

If I was to die in five minutes, my last words would be……Lord, receive my soul.

 

Aolo Omondi is coach of Migori Youth Talent Academy and a teacher.


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