Stephen Rigby was born and raised in Chicago, USA . He played at Wheaton College in the USA earning All-American honours. Stephan played for the Cleveland City Stars in the USL. He came to Kenya in 2007 and played for World Hope FC (now Nairobi City Stars) before retiring. He continued serving with Ambassadors Football as a missionary while he was the General Manager of the Nairobi City Stars from 2009-2011. He has completed the TREC Level 3.
‘Masha’ as he is commonly known studied Social Work and has completed TREC level 1,2 and 3. He has also gone through English Premier Skill coaching level 1 & and 2 as well as Coerver coaching course. Nicholas assists the Kenyan National Director with the running of Ambassadors Football. Having grown in the slums for 19 years, his passion is to see the unprivileged community empowered through football ministry. He combines his social work skills with the coaching skills to achieve this.
Born in Nairobi, ‘Kinyash’ is a young enthusiastic person who is passionate about football. He joined Ambassadors football in 2003 as a player and has completed both TREC 1 and 2. He was also the team manager at Nairobi City Stars Football Club which participates in the Kenya Premier League. When he isn’t involved in football, Kinyash loves eating ugali, swimming and socializing with his family and friends.
‘Ricky’ grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. His expertise revolves around soccer and his desire is to deliver world class coaching through professional training and experience. Off the field Ricky is a teacher (mwalimu) and assists in various capacities at his local church. Ricky remains passionate about the gospel of Jesus, youth empowerment and welfare improvements for the majority of Kenyans. He is also our prayer coordinator.
Josephine liked football when she was young and even played in school but due to lack of motivation her passion for football died. She is now glad to work with people who love, play and use football to reach out to the world. Josephine loves writing and hanging out with friends and family when she is not working.
Tibe finished his High School Course in 2011 and joined Ambassadors the same year. He completed TREC Level 1 in 2014. A very talented player, Tibe has played with Petra Boys FC, ICC FC, and Naivas FC. Tibe is the director of Ambassadors FC at Rosslyn which runs on the weekends. His passion is to see young people grow spiritually and physically.
Shake is a talented footballer. Fueled with a passion for ministry, Shake directs all the activities of our ambassadors FC at Imara. Joining Ambassadors in 2014 he is a favorite to his colleagues and the children he coaches. Shake completed both TREC 1 and 2. Shake loves to watch a good Manchester United game. He also loves having gospel centred fellowships and listening to Jesus music.
Kate loves football and is passionate about reaching out to people and communities. She has completed TREC 1&2 and helps direct all our private coaching programs. She is extremely good with children and has brought up a vibrant Under 5 team which has players as young as 3 years.
Raphael is a committed team player who loves reaching out to the lost. He has completed TREC level 3 and uses his coaching experience to impact the lives of those he coaches. He helps in coordinating our outreach programs and assists the office in creativity and design. He is an Arsenal supporter and loves fellowship and playing football with his friends.
Mary attended our TREC coaching course in 2019 with the sole purpose of gaining coaching knowledge to land a nice job. Over the week, she had an great encounter with God and surrendered her life to Jesus. She is now passionate about spreading the gospel and sharing the overwhelming love she experienced to all people. Mary currently helps lead one of the Ambassadors Clubs located in West Nairobi School in Karen.
Widely known as ‘Coach Kidesh’, Alex has been a volunteer coach with the Ambassadors Club at Imara. He values excellence in football and this has made him a great coach to the children in the club. He is also a passionate evangelist and uses his gifting to share the gospel widely. Coach Kidesh helps co-ordinate Ambassadors FC at ICC Imara and direct all schools coaching programs.
Jeff grew up in Virginia, USA. He played football at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management. After working in the secular business world for ten years, God called his family and him to move to Kenya in 2019 to work with street boys in Limuru Town before joining Ambassadors Football in 2022. Jeff loves to invest in the lives of mentors and youth to help them see their true identity in Jesus and to use their talents for God’s glory in discipling others. He is a Liverpool supporter and loves to play football, tennis and hike with friends.
Sam is an ordained minister of the gospel with the Kenya Assemblies of God church also very passionate about football and outreaches. He has just completed the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) D diploma coaching course programme.
He is coordinating churches to have Junior Ambassadors football teams in the local churches, using the Toward The Goal programme. He enjoys playing and coaching football, working with children, to minister and direct them to the love of Christ.
Rita is a lady who is passionate about teaching God’s word. She has done TREC and interns by managing social media, creativity and design. She is good with Children and enjoys working with. Under 7 and 5 team. She loves playing football, hiking, painting and writing. Rita also loves listening and singing to worship music.
Victor is passionate about using football to reach communities with the love and hope of Jesus. He is TREC Level 1 certified and graduated from Moffat Bible College and St Paul’s University. He is focused on Spiritual Formation and Community Development. Ambassadors has given him the opportunity to reach out with the love of Jesus to grow deeper transformation in communities.