Just days to the closure of the CAF C coaches’ course, CAF and Tanzanian senior coaches instructor Sunday Kayuni ,56, has heap-praised the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) for this direction they have taken to increase the certification level of coaches in the country.
The course which is being attended by 70 practicing coaches at Fufa Njeru Technical Centre is aimed at increasing the number of coaches with CAF C licenses in the country from 28 they had before.
According to Kayuni, he has commended FUFA and also predicts a bright future in Uganda’s football.
CAF senior coaches’ instructor Sunday Kayuni ,56 is impressed by the path FUFA is treading.
“I congratulate Fufa upon having organized this course because in the current CAF football set up this course is mandatory to all coaches running the game both locally and at international level” Said CAF senior instructor Sunday Kayuni.
While emphasizing this out, kayuni noted that this is the only way to go if football is to develop in this country.
‘In order to develop our continental football, CAF has set the minimum standards of coaches to be level C. So it’s up to its member associations to comply and put it into practice. Football is dynamic that every time is changing from old fashioned tactics to scientific and also being professionalized. So you can’t catch up when you don’t upgrade. So I urge coaches to go in for such courses for their benefits as well as their respective countries’, he revealed to www.fufa.co.ug.
Speaking about Uganda producing the good coaches in the recent past, Kayuni is humbled.
Uganda is superpower when it comes to East African football and this has seen them producing good players and coaches as he named some of those notable coaches like Paul Hasule, Polly Ouma, David Otti, Asuman Lubowa, Bidandi Sali, Barnabas Mwesigwa among others.
Coaches during a theory CAF C lesson at the Njeru Technical Center
Mujib calls for Fufa’s strictness:
Mujib Kasule, one of the facilitators at the course is glad that the number of CAF C licenced coaches will swell from 28 to over 80.
‘We have had 28 coaches with CAF C coaching licenses the number which I think is too limited to lift up the game so Fufa should be strict to Big and Super league clubs with coaches who do not have qualifications in order to promote the new faces. This i believe, will change the face of football in the country” Mujib one of the course Instructors noted.
Majidah Nantanda excited by committed coaches:
First of all, I have liked this class, all coaches have been committed right from the start and they have shown their vigour to learn.
Majidah Nantandah (second left) poses with some of the coaches at Njeru Technical center.
The good thing most of these coaches are practicing coaching so they have coped up so easily and I know they will pass their assessment exams.
The course is into its closing stages with participant being assessed orally, theoretically and practically by CAF senior instructor and Assessor Mr. Sunday Kayuni
Meanwhile, the course is attended by 70 coaches and some notable names do include Richard Makumbi of Uganda premier league side Soana fc, Andy Lule of Entebbe fc, Fred Lumu of KCC, Samuel Kawalya of Express, Richard Magala of URA, Ibrahim Kirya Of Sc Villa, Amate Richard of Simba Tanzania among others
The course is fully funded by FUFA and certicified by CAF with former Fufa Vice president Mr. Mujib Kasule, Uganda Crested-Cranes coach Majidha Nantanda, Fufa Technical Director Mr. Asuman Lubowa and Fufa Education Officer Mr. Jackson Nyima being the facilitators.
Fufa president Engineer Moses Magogo is expected preside over at the closing ceremony of the course this Sunday.
MAIN PHOTO: Some of the coaches attending the CAF C Coaches’ course at Njeru Technical center.
PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department.
Report Prepared by Joseph Mutaka (FUFA’s media attache to the CHAN team)