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Founder/ Coach Mulenga Kapungulya
Mulenga Kapungulya was born and raised in Zambia.Early Years:
Growing Mulenga was known for his competitiveness, he strived to be the best at everything he did. He started playing soccer when he was 5 years old, he played recreationally for 4 years. When he was 9 years old he signed his first contract with Afrisports FC, where he gained valuable experience and exposure.
He was the youngest player to represent the Zambian U15 and U17 national teams. Mulenga was on course to play professionally in Europe after being scouted by several teams.
After graduating from high school, he had to make decision to play professionally or go to college. After months of talking it over with his family the final decision was to go to college.
In 2007 Mulenga enrolled at Anoka Ramsey C.C where he studied Business. While at Anoka Ramsey his passion for soccer led him to start an intramural team. After going unbeaten for 2 straight years the team sparked the interest from then Womens soccer Head coach Brady Eichhorn Hicks.
A year later the Men’s soccer team were now competing in the NJCAA. Brady took on the Head coach position and selected Mulenga as the Men’s soccer team captain. He was the school’s first All-American, was voted as the Outstanding Athlete of the year and 7 years later was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
After playing one year at ARCC, he graduated with his associates degree and was awarded an athletic scholarship to the University of Wisconsin Parkside. At UW-Parkside he played for a 2 years but was sidelined the majority of the time due to injuries.
After graduating with his Bachelors in Business he returned to Minneapolis to be closer to family.
Since then Mulenga has coached for a number of organizations and high schools. He has established himself as fitness guru and a sports performance specialist.
After working for different coaching organizations Mulenga decided to pursue one of his childhood dreams of owning a coaching academy.
In December 2015 he registered EdHope Academy LLC, with the mission of Educating and giving Hope to Athletes through Sports.
Since its conception EdHope Academy LLC has experienced steady growth and hopes to continue expanding its reach throughout the US and globally.