George Alwanga an Alumni of the University of Nairobi, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
Mr. Alwanga didn’t have a football background growing up though he used to watch the football seasons. When American football was launched at the University of Nairobi by Tom Kelly a Gridiron diplomat and a coach, George was chosen to captain the team due to his knowledge Football and leadership ability.
He you tube videos, tutorials and other relevant material he found online to learn more about the sport of which he taught other students on the basics. During his stewardship the team won the first tournament in Makerere Uganda.
Through his passion and enthusiasm he recruited more players for competitive reasons and went further to introduce the sport to other Universities in Kenya (Jomo Kenyatta university, Buruburu institute of fine Arts and samburu east.)
He is the founder of Kenya Federation of American football (KFAF) and serves as the chairman.
In july 2015 he was nominated by International Federation of American football (IFAF) for officials training program in canton ohio, USA during the senior world championship games. He was trained on football rules, mechanics pre and post game review analysis. This has give him a platform to officiate college and international games not only in Kenya but in Africa as a junior official.
Mr. Alwanga now trains young coaches and officials with the help of USA football. In addition he is committed to see the sport hold a competitive league for universities and high schools..
Kenneth masika the CEO of Broadband tours and safari limited and the treasure, Kenya Federation of American Football (KFAF).
Mr. Masika has been involved with American football for the last 3 years. He saw the need to join hands with director sports University of Nairobi to see the sport grown. He says he first developed interest when he was passing along Uhuru highway and saw students practicing.
He wanted to know how they got equipemnt and techinical support to start since its know to be a complex game and very expensive to set up. As a fan who had friends in the USA wanted to be involved and help to provide more equipment, football manuals, and footballs. This would increase the number of players interested.
He worked with his connections and during his first year, the team got training jerseys. A year later he introduced a friend to the university. Together they donated a number of footballs, more jerseys, shorts, and boots(from the seahawks).
Masika who his the coordinator of University games now plans to take the sport further to high schools through a smilar kind of sport called flag football.
He believes sometime in future people will look at this sport diffrently since now it has not gained the kind of mometum fans expect. The kind of energy evident in the USA, Mexico, germany. Egypt and Morocco.
Secretary- Kenya federation of American football (KFAF) currently works at Safaricom Limited. She is an alumnus of the University of Nairobi where she attained her degree in BSc. Electrical and Information engineering.
Stacy was a star athlete through her campus life. She was a swimmer who represented the university and her country in several competitions. Some of her achievements include winning 12 medals in the all African university games in 2014, 15 gold medals in the East African university games in Dar es Salaam in 2013 and going on to represent the University of Nairobi and Kenya in the world Universiade games in Kazan, Russia in the same year.
Although she doesn’t have American football background, she is passionate about the game. With her experience in the sports world and her enthusiasm for the sport, she is eager to see it move to the next level in Kenya. This will be done by creating awareness about the game within country, by spreading its reach to the universities, clubs and schools and finally by empowering young athletes who are full of potential to play and make history. Kenyan American football team will be making headlines across the world.
Mr Moses Ondeng is the Sports and Games Director of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He is also the Treasurer of the KUSA NAIROBI CONFERENCE.
Ondeng is a B.ed graduate from Kenyatta University with a bias in Physical Education. He has a master’s degree in adapted physical activity from Katholieke University Leueven in Belgium. He also has a diploma in sports for people with disability from Leipzig University in Germany.
After graduating from KU, he taught for 9 years at Asumbi Teachers Training College where he was the head of Physical and Health Education department upto 2002 when he joined JKUAT as a sports officer. He also had a small stint as the National Director of Special Olympics Kenya in 2011.