Michael Olunga stands out as the most illustrious Kenyan player, celebrated for his accomplishments both on the national and international stages. Notably, he has not only excelled in his football career but also demonstrated his commitment to nurturing the sport in his home country. Besides being a prominent figure on the field, Olunga has taken on the role of a mentor by establishing football academies.
At the forefront is the Michael Olunga Foundation Academy (MOFA), an institution that holds a significant place in the Kenyan football landscape. Operating within the third division of the Kenyan Football Federation (FKF), MOFA is a testament to Olunga’s dedication to fostering the growth of emerging talents. Recent reports highlight Olunga’s remarkable gesture of purchasing a brand-new Isuzu bus for MOFA, symbolizing a remarkable milestone for the academy.
MOFA’s journey has been marked by its consistent efforts in transforming promising young football enthusiasts into accomplished professionals. The academy’s resounding success is underscored by its current standing as the 8th-ranked team in FKF Division 1 Zone B. Having amassed 23 points after 24 games, MOFA continues to assert its influence in shaping the future of Kenyan football.
Olunga’s multifaceted role as a football luminary, team captain, and academy founder exemplifies his deep-rooted commitment to the sport’s advancement. His achievements both as a player and a mentor have left an indelible mark on Kenya’s football landscape, inspiring aspiring athletes and instilling hope in the potential of homegrown talent.