- 'It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.'
Grandpa Records founder and music producer Refigah has launched a programme to train football coaches professionally.
The initiative is in partnership with City of London Football Club CEO Sayce Holmes Lewis and Crystal Palace assistant head of recruitment Jamahl Jarret.
He told Word Is, "It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. We have successfully launched the programme.
"We are also working on establishing a state of the art soccer academy to be unveiled in due time. Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won't win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling."
The partnership was launched at Kibra DC Grounds.
"I invited them to help me launch a programme [to bring] our football coaches to European standards. This project is not about an individual, it's open to all Kibrans and well-wishers to come and join hands with us to make this dream a reality," he said.
"Giving back to the community is the statement after my name. That's what I love doing and I am praying to God Almighty to grant me good health and long life so that I keep on impacting people, even in the smallest way."
Refigah has enrolled about 22 coaches to be trained online. The programme is open to kids as young as five years.
"So far we have 35 children aged 16, 14 and 12, and once the academy is ready we will start enrolling from five years. I have also enrolled 22 coaches to be trained online from England," he said.
Refigah said the project is not politically motivated. "It has nothing to do with politics and yes, it has cost a lot but it's not all about the figures it's about the impact. I am just from a rural area in Uganda called Bombo, where I launched a similar programme."