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FIFA Coaches’ course rolls off in Njeru

A total of 30 coaches from FUFA super league, Big league and schools are attending a 5 day FIFA coaching course that started at Njeru technical center on Monday morning.

Some of the participants undertaking the course

The five day course funded by FIFA is conducted by a FIFA instructor Ulric Mathiot from the Republic of Seychelles.

According to FUFA technical Director Asuman Lubowa , the course has been brought in to help coaches improve on their performance on the pitch.

’’We appreciate such important courses for our coaches to enable them acquire modern tactics of the game. We want them to empower themselves with more knowledge and trends of modern football,” said Lubowa.

The five day course is mainly attended by top class coaches from both the FUFA Super League and the FUFA Big League who do not possess the CAF ‘C’ Coaching License.

Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Mathiot said he was impressed with the quality of the participants and sounded optimistic that all the 30 participants will automatically benefit from the course.

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson and  instructor Mathiot  before the course opened.

‘’Many times African coaches have not had enough facilities when having courses but this one from FIFA is more detailed and simplified. It gives a coach all modern the aspects that can help him understand the new trends of the game.’’ said the Seychelles veteran FIFA instructor.

On the other hand FUFA CEO Edgar Watson was happy with FIFA’s plan of developing the game with such courses. “As FUFA, we want to see no coach handling a FUFA Super league club without a C-license.

We shall appeal for more of such courses so as to avail our coaches with new coaching methods that match with the current trend of football”, said the CEO.

He also warned the coaches against engaging themselves into football politics but instead concentrate on the technical matters as assigned to them. “Avoid turning political…allow the politicians to discuss political matters and concentrate on your technical role of guiding our young talents within your respective clubs” Watson further advised.

Class time

BUL FC assistant Coach Arthur Kyesimira was delighted to be part of the course. ’’This course is more detailed than the courses I have attended before. I am hopeful for acquiring new and relevant knowledge that will in turn benefit my club” said a visibly excited Kyesimira.


(Story compiled by Joseph Mutaka in Njeru-Jinja)


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