Felix Makacha – Camp Toyoyo Soccer Master Piece

Felix Makacha is a name that took Kenya Premier League with storm in the 1990s. His combative style and work ethic on the field of play was applauded by many a fan.  His articulate passing skills, ball control and tackles could not go unnoticed whenever he played a match in the Kenya Premier League.

 Photo: Felix Makacha with John ” Baresi” Odhiambo

Felix Makacha is a name that took Kenya Premier League with storm in the 1990s. His combative style and work ethic on the field of play was applauded by many a fan.  His articulate passing skills, ball control and tackles could not go unnoticed whenever he played a match in the Kenya Premier League.

Early Soccer Career

Felix started playing soccer at a tender age at the famous Jericho grounds’ Camp Toyoyo. He participated in many estate tournaments but most notably Pendo Moja Tournament which was played at Jericho’s Camp Toyoyo grounds. He joined and played for Magic 90, a team that was based at Jericho under the stewardship of the late Otty Father.  Felix credits his soccer success story to his mentor the late Otty Father. 

Photo: Pendo Moja tournament, Felix Makacha sitting first from left

 

Kenyan Premier League 

Between 1995 to 1997, Makacha featured for the Awendo based Sony Sugar  FC as his first Kenyan top tier team. His exploits and outstanding performance at the sugar belt team excited the interest of league giants, Gor-Mahia FC who proceeded to seek his services. Makacha signed for Gor Mahia in 1998 and played  for them until 1999.

Photo: Felix Makacha at Awendo while playing for Sony Sugar with Matthew Ottamax

 

Professional soccer

The sky was the limit for Felo, as he is known around the soccer circles. His talent and commitment will land him to Costa Rica for professional football.  Initially starting off at Club sport Herediano between 1999 to 2000, he finally ended up at Club Sport Cartagenes where he played until his retirement in 2002. 

Life in The United States Of America.

Felix secured  a study scholarship in the U.S.A and obtained his first Bachelors degree at Park University – Kansas, before completing  his Masters degree at University of Missouri.  A father of three, Felix’s message to the upcoming soccer generation was this; “Football is a temporary career, set a life road map that will lead you to your future destiny”

Felix Makacha is the older brother to Austin Makacha the Ex-AFC Leopards  and Mathare United midfielder.  During his free time Makacha plays golf which is his second favourite sport after soccer. Currently Felix works as a program manager of self sufficiency and home ownership in the department of Housing.

Camp Toyoyo U.S.A Event

Felix Makacha former ST. Thomas Aquinas High School alumnae is the chairman and co-founder of this event which commemorates the late Otty Father who helped nature many soccer talents at the famous Jericho grounds’  ‘Owanjo Soo’ or Camp Toyoyo.

 

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