Whilst back home in Kenya over the Easter holiday, Elijah suffered a broken toe whilst playing football. This meant him having to miss full training and match play for the last couple of months. It’s been tough for him not being able to train with the rest of the squad and it’s clear that he’s felt down about it.
However, in the interview he talks about the many sources of support that he has been able to draw upon during this difficult time; his team mates, his coaches, the school staff and his gym trainer. They have all been there for him when he needed them and each has played their part in helping him through.
“I have my team mates to thank for being in the right mental state, they have been supportive. They tell me to keep working hard, you’re going to be back soon, you’ll come back stronger. They’ve been there for me when I need them.”
So, Elijah has put his time to good use and with guidance from his coaches has been working on developing his tactical awareness whilst being unable to play.
Elijah acknowledges that without the support network he has had around him he would have probably quit by now. At Edukick Football Soccer Academy we understand the ups and downs that come with intensive sport training and match play and are able to work with our young athletes to ensure that they carry the strong mental attitude that encourage them to bring to the game also to everything in life that happens off the pitch, too.
“As a player my technical skills have really flourished. I’ve made some good friends here that I know are always going to be there for me throughout life. I’ve developed good maturity skills and I’m just happy with how far I’ve come.”
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