M.K Warriors FC is a nonprofit football academy based in Nairobi,
Kenya, established in 2014 by an avid footballer Shayaan Muraj.
The club is home to underprivileged children from various informal
settlements around Nairobi. These include Dandora, Kibera,
Mathare and Gashie. The club currently supports over 75 boys and
has impacted more than 400 youth.
In addition to free football training, the club provides academic
support, monthly groceries, school fees, basic commodities and
mentorship. Throughout our four-year tenure, we have produced a
handful of players chosen to play for the national team and several
others, currently competing in Kenyan premier league teams.
Sustainability is key to M.K Warriors FC and the self-sustaining club
tries to create opportunities other than football to ensure that the
children they support are able to successfully escape the vicious
Kenyan poverty cycle. These include setting up businesses and
creating job opportunities as coaches for past players.
Through football, the opportunity for a sustainable future occurs. If
a player makes it professional, they can earn salaries and support
The club aims to continue developing professional footballers,
holistic individuals and responsible citizens in our society with the
help of its well qualified coaches, in turn creating job opportunities.
M.K Warriors FC regularly competes in friendly matches and has won
To create a platform that empowers
underprivileged children and communities in Kenya, whilst
instilling key values and helping them develop the
necessary skills to escape poverty and lead a successful life
- – 100% of our children’s’
parents/guardians earn less than
$2 a day
– 70% of our children come from
single parent homes or are orphans
– The club has impacted over 400
youth since its inception
– 100% of our children are receiving
- Joseph, from Kibera received a
call up to the Kenya National U13
Team after playing for MKWFC for
2 years. He traveled with the
team to England.
- Idi, Musa, Rambo, Charles & Bobby, former U17 players
currently playing at Kenyan
Premier League Academies.
- Brian, former U17 player called up
to the National U17 team
- Bobby, former U17 player called
up to Kenya National U20 Team