Harambee Stars midfielder Richard Odada has made a meaningful impact in his community of Ongata Rongai by launching the Odada Foundation. Odada, who was educated at Laiser Hill Academy in Rongai, aims to help talented children from disadvantaged backgrounds pursue their education by providing sponsorship. In addition, he donated food items to members of the Nakeel community. This act of generosity has brought joy to the residents of Ongata Rongai in anticipation of the upcoming Christmas festivities. Currently on loan at Danish Club Aalborg BK from Philadelphia Union, Odada expressed his gratitude to his community for their unwavering support. He credited their belief in him as a driving force behind his success and praised the dedication and hard work of his team.
The Odada Foundation’s primary focus is to support talented children from impoverished backgrounds in their pursuit of knowledge by sponsoring their education. The foundation launch event was attended by officials from the County Government of Kajiado, including Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho Martine. Impressed by Odada’s work, Moshisho urged other sportsmen to nurture youth talents and support the community. He also mentioned that the foundation will assist in connecting players to opportunities in Europe. Moshisho emphasized the importance of collaboration between the County government and other stakeholders to address drug abuse and support the talents of young individuals.
Aside from his community work, Odada has been a valued member of the Kenyan national team. He participated in the first round of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Gabon and Seychelles in November. The midfielder’s consistent performance has earned recognition from fans who believe he has the potential to fill the void left by former Tottenham Hotspur star Victor Wanyama.
In summary, Richard Odada’s launch of the Odada Foundation and donation of food items to the Nakeel community have brought happiness to the residents of Ongata Rongai. The foundation aims to support talented children from disadvantaged backgrounds in their educational pursuits, while also nurturing their sporting talents and providing opportunities to play in Europe. The County Government of Kajiado recognizes and appreciates Odada’s efforts and highlights the importance of collaboration to address social issues and support the youth. Odada’s success both on and off the field has solidified his position as a valuable player for the Harambee Stars national team.