Thirty Four (34) football coaches have on Sunday (25th January 2015) successfully completed the Confederation of African Football (CAF) level B coaching course at the Njeru Technical Technical center.
Officiating at the closure of the 2 week’s course, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President, Eng. Moses Magogo has congratulated the coaches and urged them to keep in practice.
“I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate all the coaches upon having successfully completed the CAF B coaching coach. As the federation, we thought cost sharing for this course was the best option to help all our coaches attain the required qualifications as mandated by CAF. Please, i urge you to keep in practice and use the knowledge acquired appropriately” Eng. Magogo remarked.
The FUFA President urged the coaches to avoid the distracting division football politics and concentrate on the tasks in line with the calling.
He also encouraged more women to take on the coaching profession as a bold step towards developing the beautiful game among the feminine gender.
Of the 34, only two ladies – Hadijah Namuyanja a.k.a Lady Mourihno and Christine Wanyana have completed CAF B coaching course.
Requirement for Coaching Elite Clubs:
At the beginning of the 2015/16 season, all Uganda Premier League clubs will be coached by CAF B licenced coaches as a must.
FUFA Technical Director and chief coordinator of the course, Asuman Lubowa explained;
It is a requirement by CAF that all coaches who handle national teams and elite clubs hold CAF B coaching licenses.
Coaches in some of the practical sessions at the Njeru Technical center Artifical Turf
FUFA Education officer, Jackson Nyiima was has been one of the course facilitators along side Mujib Kasule, Tom Lwanga, Asuman Lubowa and Stone Kyambadde commended the high level of discipline and co-operation from the coaches.
CAF coaching Instructor, Sunday Kayuni from Tanzania was the course assessor.
“Working with the entire group has been great. All the coaches came focused towards qualifying. Their level of concentration has been top class” Nyiima said.
One of the participants, Richard Wasswa,coach at Vipers Sports Club hailed the course instructors and level of professionalism from his classmates.
“We have had a great two weeks of learning, having fun and sharing ideas. Let me hope we apply the acquired skills appropriately” Wasswa told www.fufa.co.ug.
At the moment Uganda has 93 CAF ‘C’ coaches, 1 CAF ‘B’ coach (Majidah Nantanda) and 6 CAF ‘A’ holders – Mujib Kasule, Tom Lwanga, Sam Timbe, Asuman Lubowa, Livingstone Kyamabdde, Jackson Nyiima.