The CAF B coaching course started on Monday, 12th January 2014 at the FUFA Technical center in Njeru .
National CAF instructors Mujib Kasule, Jackson Nyiima, Asuman Lubowa, Livingstone Kyambadde and Tom Lwanga are handling the 30 coaches including two Kenyans, tow female coaches-Christine Wanyana and Hadijah Namuyanja for CAF B coaching course.
It is a residential course and the first of its kind in Uganda for this category.
CAF instructor Sande Kayuni will examine the participants-(oral and practical exams) at end of the course.
Asuman Lubowa Technical Director and chief coordinator of the course revealed that it is a requirement by CAF that all coaches who handle national teams and elite clubs hold CAF B coaching licenses.
FUFA 1st Vice President, Justus Mugisha was the chief guest and presided over opening ceremony..
He was accompanied by FUFA 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoye, FUFA Ag. Marketing Director Esther Musoke and Spokesperson Ahmed Hussein.
FUFA Education officer Nyiima said ‘We have started good structures for our coaches and this will yield results in the near future’
He added ‘These coaches are suitable and qualified to be here. We trust they will be competing with the rest of the coaches on the African continent after this course’
Mugoye remarked that the coaches will become good teachers and also help Uganda qualify for international championships in future. The technical department is doing a good job and the federation will continue supporting this area’
Mugoye added ‘Please make sure you share this knowledge after this course with the rest of the coaches in Uganda who are not here to make your work much easier’
Mugisha Justus, who also heads the education committee in FUFA said “This course will stop all the voluntarism among coaches. It will make you professional and people will start valuing you’
Mugisha was representing FUFA President Eng Moses Magogo who is away in Zurich at the invitation of FIFA for the Ballon d’or awards ceremony due tonight.
Mugisha told the participants that FUFA President is committed to improving the area of technical and coaching.
Mugisha urged the coaches to be role models so that the players learn a lot from them.
‘Discipline is important with your job. The players learn a lot from you. If you don’t behave well, you will end up with poor results’
Mugisha also cautioned the National CAF instructors ‘Please prepare these coaches very well so that they get to know why they are here in Njeru. The coaches need to learn everything during this course’
The topics during the course:
Football psychology, effective communication for coaches, typical training sessions, presentation skills, endurance and building aerobic fitness, small sided games, types of attack, basic strategies, formations and systems, types of pressing, creative play, team Organization, basic football physiology and football medicine, goalkeeping, positional requirements, combined technical and tactical training, administration, problem solving, trends of modern football, philosophy of the game, player development, coach and laws of the game, training plan, match analysis, data collection
Statistics for Uganda
– 93 CAF ‘C’ coaches
– 1 CAF ‘B’ coach Majidah Nantanda
– 6 CAF ‘A’ coaches Mujib Kasule, Tom Lwanga, Sam Timbe, Asuman Lubowa, Livingstone Kyamabdde, Jackson Nyiima.
Timbe already has his badge while the rest are waiting for their licenses from CAF this year after passing the coaching exams.
MAIN PHOTO: FUFA team in Nejru today. L-R: FUFA 2nd VP Darious Mugoye, National CAF instructor Tom Lwanga, FUFA 1st VP Justus Mugish and Education officer Jackson Nyiima
PHOTO CREDIT: FUFA Communications department.