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CAF D Coaching Course for Women Football gets underway at Njeru

CAF D Women Football Coaching Course 

3rd – 7th February 2020

FUFA Technical Centre – Njeru

The first-ever CAF D Women Football Grassroot Course in Uganda has successfully opened at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru on Tuesday Morning.

The course is a CAF project aimed at producing Women Football coaches that will handle Girls during the  CAF U15 School Girls (7 aside) football tournament comprising of eight (8) selected Schools. The tournament will be held from 20th February in each of the 16 nations with eight Teams (Schools) involved.

FUFA Executive Committee Member Issa Magoola with the ball in a group photo with Instructors

In Uganda, FUFA picked out Uganda Martyrs HS Lubaga, Kawempe Muslim SS, Rines SS, Town View SS Bugiri, Wakiso Hills, Taggy HS, Jinja SS, and Olila HS

Before the tournament CAF came up with the project to facilitate two (2) coaches from each school that will train and implement skills to the U15 girls from the selected schools. It is a pilot project for only 16 Nations in Africa. Ghana, Seychelles, Tanzania, Cameroon, Gambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Burundi, are some of the other nations taking part in the project.

FUFA Football Development Director Ali Mwebe talking to participants during the workshop

‘We have officially opened a 5-day CAF D coaching course for women football. CAF came up with this project to produce coaches that will handle U15 girls during the CAF U15 School Girls Competition. Two participants were picked from each of the 8 selected schools. Their task is to coach U15 Girls that will take part in the competition that will run at the end of February’ said FUFA Football Development Director Ali Mwebe.

The opening ceremony was officially graced by the FUFA EXCO Member Issa Magoola who urged participants to be focused and become great future women football coaches.

FUFA Executive Committee Member Issa Magoola talking to participants during the opening ceremony

‘This is just the beginning of your coaching career. You should be focused and committed to achieve the best and become great women coaching coaches in the future. CAF and FUFA are providing opportunities to Women football in such projects however you should embrace these opportunities for a better future in football’ added Magoola

CAF Women Football Instructor Magida Nantanda is in charge of providing skills and facilitating the participants taking part in the workshop.

CAF Instructor Magida Nantanda facilitating participants

‘It the first CAF D course in Uganda for Women. It’s an opportunity to develop grassroots football. What we facilitate to these participants will in the feature produce quality players in Women football. I thank CAF and FUFA for the project.’ Said CAF Instructor Nantanda

Participants taking part in the Workshop

Participants;

Nalubega Diana (Jinja SS) Nandera Evelyn (Jinja SS), Nantaba Alice (Rines), Nakalule Florence (Rines), Nabwire Ruth (Town View SS), Kisakye Juliet (Town View SS), Kalembe Aminah (Wakiso Hills), Arudo Anna Grace (Olila HS), Abago Florance (Olila HS), Adeke Juliet (Kawempe Muslim SS), Nandugwa Madinah (Kawempe Muslim SS), Nakubulwa Betty (Uganda Martyrs HS Lubaga), Ayerango Freda (Uganda Martyrs HS Lubaga), Nakuya Sarah (Taggy HS) and Nabakooza Lydia (Taggy HS)

MAIN PHOTO: FUFA Executive member Issa Magoola in a group photo with participants and Instructors

 

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