Brookhurst International School (BIS) football team flew out to over the weekend to represent Kenya at the prestigious Costa Daurada Cup in Barcelona, Spain.
This is the third time the school is representing Kenya internationally, having posted impressive results at the Nottingham Cup (2015) and Warrior Keele Cup (2014) in England, United Kingdom.
The upbeat Brookhurst players said they are ready to tackle their counterparts from North and South America, Europe and Africa at the youth football tournament that officially kicks off in Salou, Barcelona, onJune 28, 2016.
Team captain, James Wangati, noted that the kind of training they have undergone with head coach Kevin Cheruiyot is just enough to help them deliver trophy for Kenya at the week-long tournament.
“We have done a lot of ball control, passes, and shoot-outs. We have also built stamina from the tedious and heavy training at our base in the school,” noted Wangati who will be manning the midfield.
Elvis Mghalu, a force to reckon with in the striking zone, is hopeful to use the opportunity to learn more about Barcelona which is his favorite team in the world.
Cheruiyot said participating in the Warrior Keele Cup and at the Nottingham Cup in the United Kingdom in the past two years has helped them to gel and gain necessary exposure needed for such high level tournaments.
“The training has been intense and we have given it our all. I made sure to rectify some of the mistakes we made in England. I am happy that the boys are all focus and ready to conquer Spain,” Cheruiyot said at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport before their departure to Spain.
BIS Director, Ruth Waweru and Principal George Mathenge who flagged off the team on Friday noted that the school’s mission is to help develop students holistically, including assisting them achieve their extracurricular and academics goals.