Thirty Ugandan coaches have successfully completed the FIFA Member Association coaching course at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.
The week long course was aimed at helping to educate and equip coaches with new modern coaching knowledge at various levels of their work-places.
The course was officially closed by FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo on Saturday afternoon.
As a nation, we have to prepare for sporting glory where coaching is one of the parameters. As a federation, we are looking towards training more coaches and the certification process is still underway
Eng. Moses Magogo hinted with specific examples from the reigning world champions, Germany.
Eng. Magogo also urged the coaches to be passionate about their jobs, observe professionalism and keep active to stay within the system with a call for more refresher courses, which are attended for by active coaches.
The FUFA President also hinted on the federation’s efforts of re-activating cooperation with foreign legions, secondments of local coaches to foreign teams.
Avoid politics and all the efforts of frustrating the national team
Eng. Magogo also thanked the FUFA staff who attended and finally the FIFA Instructor.
Police Football Club head coach, Angelo Lonyesi passed a vote of thanks on behalf of coaches.
We as coaches in Uganda now know where we belong. We thank FUFA and FIFA for this course which has been a success. We thank the federation technical director (Mr Asuman Lubowa), education officer (Mr. Jackson Nyiima) and the FIFA instructor, Hatem Sausa
The course was supervised by Hatem Soussi, a FIFA instructor from Tunisia; who commended the coaches for their alertness and punctuality during the sessions.
Take note that our responsibility as coaches is intended to see the development of football in Uganda. Do not keep the knowledge but I encourage you to share the new skills
The participants were taken through different coaching course units that included; Modern trends in football, Planning and pre-season preparation, System Development and Evaluation, Ball possession and communication, game reading, match analysis with several practical sessions where Azam Uganda Premier League side, BUL F.C and Yale S.S were the demonstration teams.
The Coaches who completed the FIFA F.A Course:
Kebba Haruna (The Saints FC), Kiggundu Stephen (Vipers FC), John Luyinda (KCC FC), Morley Byekwaso (SCVU), Phillip Obwin Phillip (SC.Villa), Ayiekoh Charles (Soana FC), Alex Isabirye (BUL FC), Musafir Abdulswamadu (Sadolin FC), Lonyesi Angelo (Police FC), Sam Kawalya (Express FC), Yusuf Kyambadde(Maroons FC), John Kayanja (Simba FC), Sadiq Wassa (URA FC), James Odoch (JMC FC), Francis Mugerwa (Bright Stars FC), Hamza Kalanzi (Lweza), Mark Twinamastiko (UFCA), Peter Onen (Uganda U-17), Shafiq Bisaso (UFCA), Kaziba Edward (She-Kobs-Uganda U-20), Oliver Mbekeka (She-Kobs-Uganda U-20), Christine Wanyana (She-Kobs Uganda -U-20), Charles Letti (Uganda Football Coaches Association-UFCA), Geofrey Okwiri (UFCA), Mubiru Abdallah (UFCA), Willis Muwanguzi (UFCA), Deo Sserwada (UFCA), Simon Kirumira (UFCA), Tom Ssali (UFCA) and Faridah Bulega (UFCA)
PHOTO CREDIT: FUFA Communications department