Kevin Kwizera, originally from Burundi, a french-speaking country in East Africa. From the ages of 16 to 18 years old, he played the Burundi U-20 National Team. He also played in the Burundian Premier league for over three years until, in April 2016, he came to the United States.
He now has two US coaching licences, and has worked with Coastal Valley Soccer Club (CVSC) in California for the past two years. He has also been working for nito Soccer Academy for the past two and a half years and currently coaches for LEGENDS FUTBOL ACADEMY.
"All these experiences as both a player and a coach have motivated me to share my knowledge and passion of the game to the next generation. I look forward to every opportunity, through nito Soccer Academy, to impact different communities through soccer."
Emmanuel Nana Akyen, known as Nana, is originally from Accra, Ghana, West Africa.
Nana was groomed and initiated into the competitive professional soccer environment at the Right to Dream football academy, the best soccer school in Africa. Upon graduation in 2006, he became the first Right to Dream graduate in his generation to receive a full soccer scholarship to come to America to pursue his education and a professional soccer career.
"Football is a way of life for me," he says. "Watching professionals on the television screen and in my humble neighborhood inspired me to become like them. Football for me, was the way out of impoverishment, a chance to overcome the harsh realities in my home country of Ghana, so I can change the tough conditions my family had to experience on a daily basis.”
Nana has had the opportunity to: Spend four years of college playing soccer for Santa Barbara's Westmont College, to try out professionally with the L.A. Galaxy II (USL team), play with the Orange County Blues (USL), found the local Santa Barbara youth soccer club, and be one of the current directors of nito Soccer Academy.
Wilton Quintero is a decorated soccer player and coach. He was born in Uruguay, but lives in Los Angeles, California where he currently plays for the UPSL Santa Ana Winds which just participated in the 2018 US Open Cup, playing against MLS teams.
Wilton spent 3 years crafting his trade at Westmont College, in Santa Barbara, California and rounded off his coaching career at Vangaurd University, earning two first team All-League honors throughout his collegiate career.
After graduating, headed back to his home country of Uruguay to pursue a professional career playing for a Uruguayan first division team, the Wonders. Upon his return to the United States Wilton has found success in playing PDL, UPSL, and NPSL in the United States.
He brings a lot of energy to his coaching and hopes to inspire younger players to reach their goals, whatever they may be, not just soccer.