Meet Coach Joyce Khoyi who has come a long way in matters of soccer on the pitch. Just last month she was selected to be the Team Manager for a girls team representing Nairobi Province in the nationwide Copa Coca Cola tournament. She had the privilege of travelling to the coastal region and leading the team against girls teams from throughout Kenya. Two of the soccer girls from Uweza Foundation were also selected to travel with her to Mombasa to represent Nairobi province. Though they lost to Mombasa province in the finals of the tournament, this did not deter them from keeping their focus.
|Coach Joyce leads all age categories of girls teams for Uweza|
Besides coaching, Coach Joyce also participates as a coordinator and in involved in coordinating senior teams within Dagoretti. During our interview I did pose a question to her, “how she came about to join Uweza Foundation?” “I joined Uweza last year in April 2011 and got myself a chance to train girls under 16 years of age,” she notes. One outstanding thing I noticed during her training session is that she starts with prayers, before anything else.
|Joyce leading the girls in a prayer|
|Instructing the girls|