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Capacity Building: UEFA-FUFA Grass-root Football coaching course underway at Njeru

After a successful CAF D coaching Course, a week ago, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has once again hosted a UEFA – FUFA Grassroot Football Coaching workshop for 4 days at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.

Through the UEFA Assist project, FUFA organized the workshop aimed at educating women football coaches.

L-R Instructors: Jackson Nyiima, Majida Nantanda, Hesterine De Reus, Issa Magoola (Guest) Ali Mwebe, Bashir Mutyaba and Joan Namusisi (Behind) in a group photo.

Dutch born UEFA Technical expert Hesterine De Reus is in charge of the course as the chief instructor.

CAF Instructor Majida Nantanda is the other facilitator of the course.

The strategic workshop was presided over by FUFA Exco Member Issa Magoola who encouraged participants to work hard and archive the best in their coaching career.

Furthermore, Magoola advised participants to put in place whatever the instructors have provided to them in theory and practical.

FUFA Exco Member Issa Magoola making his remarks during the official opening

FUFA has done a lot to develop women football through capacity building. It’s a big opportunity for you to become coaches. You must work hard and put in place whatever you have been taught by the instructors theoretically and practically. Said Magoola

The 24 Participants taking part in the course are former players and a few active players from numerous women football clubs.

According to the current coaching status in the Women Super League, only one Lady serves as a head coach, a statistic that FUFA strategically works around the clock to overturn in the near feature with quality women coaches graduating through the ranks of women football capacity building.

FUFA Football Development Director Ali Mwebe talking to participants

‘FUFA is planning to have more women coaching football in the country. It can only be succeeded through such grass-root football coaching courses. There is only one woman working as a head coach in the FUFA Super League however we want to overcome the challenge with more quality women coaches that can break through and coach at the top level.’ Said FUFA Football Director Ali Mwebe.

On the other hand, UEFA expert Hesterine confirmed that the course will provide good coaches for grassroot football in Uganda and applauded FUFA and UEFA for coming up with such a workshop that will develop coaches in women football.

UEFA expert Hesterine De Reus

This course is vital for grassroot football and will produce good women coaches. It was a big step taken by UEFA and FUFA to come up with such a workshop. With the aims of the course, women football in Uganda will soon achieve the best from these coaches.’ Said Hesterine.

The course will climax on Thursday 13th February 2020.

Participants attending theory session during the workshop


Namugeye Rahmah (Jinja United WFC), Nassuna Hasifah (UCU Lady Cardinals), Ahuza Colines (UCU Lady Cardinal), Nkamusiima Dianah, (Kabale), Nangobi Mary (Mission Girls FC), Nakiguba Cissy (Kampala Queens FC), Nassiwa Clare (Rays of Grace), Nakitto Gladys (Lady Doves), Kisitu Faridah (Kampala Queens FC), Lunkuse Pheibe (Kampala Queens FC), Asiimwe Phionah (Western United), Namatovu Salima (Mbarara Royals FC), Nandawula Fatumah (Muteesa I Royal Univ), Nakirege Betsy (JMC), Namirimu Margaret (Muteesa I Royal Univ), Auma Molly (Whitailer FC), Aturo Ruth (UCU Lady Cardinals FC), Akareut Irene (Amuria HS), Nabukeera Prossy (Uganda Martrys HS), Tibiri Doreen (She Maroons FC), Nantumbwe Sharifah (Edgars Youth Program), Nakabuye Noeline (Asubo Gafford Ladies), Namutebi Lydia (Asubo Gafford Ladies) and Adeke Juliet (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)

  MAIN PHOTO: A group photo for all the participants, Guest of honor and instructors during the official opening

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