KPL clubs turning to Lugusi High for fresh talent
Little-known Lugusi Boys High School is slowly establishing itself as the new hot spot for Kenyan Premier League and Super League clubs hunting for fresh talent.
Two youngsters from the school that reached the Kakamega County School Games semi-finals have already signed for Kakamega Homeboyz and three other KPL sides are keeping close tabs on Collins Barasa, a promising midfielder currently in Form Four.
Striker Lawrence Otieno ‘Olunga’ and goalkeeper Abubakar Tsavo Musha were snapped up by Homeboyz after starring at School Games and coach Enock Luchebereri hopes the teenagers can develop into top players.
“I have a target to not only play in school games but to take my boys abroad. They have the potential in the world of football and I have faith in them to excel beyond expectations,” Luchebereri said.
Luchebereri says Wazito FC, Kariobangi Sharks, Nzoia Sugar as well as NSL side Vihiga United all have Jacob Angayi, Solomon Mutende and captain Milton Masheti on their radars. For the tactician the interest represents the potential they have as institution.
“Our school is still in the process of growing and so it just needs more financial support. We can do much better,” he said.
Luchebereri plans to attend football clinics to enhance his own coaching abilities.
Lugusi is currently in Western Division Two League after earning promotion from the branch league after finishing third.
Kakamega High School alias Green Commandoes, Musingu High, Mukumu Boys, Mumias Muslim, Chavakali Boys and St Peters Mumias are some of the high schools renowned for producing top footballers in the county.