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Capacity Building: UEFA – FUFA Grassroot Football Coaching Course ends Successfully

UEFA – FUFA Grassroot Football Coaching Course

11th – 13th February 2020

FUFA Technical Centre – Njeru

UEFA – FUFA Grassroot Football Coaching Course for Women has successfully reached the climax at the FUFA Technical Centre – Njeru on Thursday, 13th February 2020.

The 4-Day workshop was piloted by UEFA Technical Expert Hesterine de Reus under the UEFA Assist project.

Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) instructor Majidah Nantanda was also among the facilitators of the course.

Namatovu Salima (M) receiving her certificate during the closing ceremony

25 participants attended the workshop and successfully received their certificates during the closing ceremony graced by the Chairman FUFA Football Development Committee and Exco Member Chris Kalibbala.

While making his remarks during the closing ceremony, Kalibbala emphasized discipline among participants that completed the course.

FUFA Football Development Committee Chairman and Exco Member Chris Kalibbala making his remarks during the closing ceremony.

FUFA expects a lot from you in the feature. You should be disciplined to achieve the best coaching career. Without discipline, one cannot progress. This is one of the many courses that FUFA is preparing for you to develop the game of football among women in the country. Make sure you put into consideration whatever you have acquired from one of the best instructors in the world Hesterine de Reus.‘ Said Kalibbala.

On behalf of the participants, Ahumuza Collines lauded FUFA and UEFA for the opportunity given to participants to acquire the basic knowledge and technics for grassroot football coaching.

Msingi Soccer Academy Ahumuza Colines

‘We are honored to be part of the UEFA – FUFA Grassroot Football Coaching Course for the last 4 days. It is a great opportunity for us and the women football in the country. We have learnt a lot concerning grassroot football coaching and we applaud FUFA and UEFA for organizing the workshop.’ Said Ahumuza.

Nandawula Fatumah from Mutesa I Royal University WFC sided on attaining the skills for grassroot coaching and was confident that the skills will add a lot to her career and her club.

‘We have learnt a lot of skills during the course. I’m sure the knowledge and skills i have learnt will add more to my football career and my club.’ Said Nandaula.

In the same angle, Netherlands born UEFA Technical Expert Hesterine expressed her appreciation to UEFA and FUFA for organizing the workshop and advised participants to work hard to develop the game of football.

UEFA – FUFA Technical Expert Hesterine de Reus talking to participants during the closing ceremony

I’m grateful to be here for the UEFA Assist project.  Becoming successful you go through a long path. I urge you to work hard and become great coaches in the feature after the end of your playing careers. I applaud the Federation for the love for the game and giving opportunities to women football. Developing football needs everyone playing his or her part if you are a National Team coach, Top League coach, Regional League or school team coach. You are the one responsible to produce good players for the Country to achieve the best.’ Said Hesterine

This was the second grassroot football coaching course for women football in space of 14 days.

The first was supported by CAF for the U15 7-Aside competition that will be held on 22nd February 2020.

Hesterine taking participants through a practical session at the field of play.


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), Adeke Juliet (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC),

MAIN PHOTO: Participants, Instructors and the chief guest in a group photo after the closing ceremony. 



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