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Technical: Kanungu’s female coach Nahurira attends course in a class of 76 in Mbarara

A female participant Faith Nahurira from Kanungu has enrolled for her first FUFA coaching badge in Mbarara. FUFA together with the Western Region Football Association have undertaken the initiative to kick start the beginners’ coaching course in this part of the country.

FUFA Instructor Jackson Nyiima is conducting the five day course that started on Monday and ends on Friday at Global High School in Mbarara.

Who is Nahurira?

Nahurira hails from a remote area called Kambuga in Kanungu district but has football club called Unique Girls found in Ingime village Kabale.

She has already tested the beauty of being a champion as a ‘coach’. With Unique Girls FC, she let the club to a glorious moment when they won the Professor Nuwagaba Augustus Football tournament just before the National General elections were held early this year.

‘I am happy that FUFA has organised this course for us. Our region has also done a good job to bring this course much closer to people like me’ says Nahurira.

Nahurira is the only female participant in a class of 76.

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Nahurira with the ball during the practical sessions in Mbarara.

A centre back during her playing days at Kabale University, the Diploma holder in Records Management has big dreams in football.

‘I want to be a coach or referee but this course will help me take a good decision in the near future’ added Nahurira.

She travels twice a week on Mondays and Saturdays from her village in Kambuga, Kanungu to Kabale. That journey covers aboout a combined figure of 200Kms to and fro on the mentioned days.

Aged 24, Nahurira has high hopes in football but is crying out for support.

‘I lack training equipment for myself and even the girls’ team in Kabale’ voiced Nahurira.

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Nahurira attentively listens during theory sessions attended by other budding coaches

She adds that; ‘My tactics will definitely change at the end of this course. There will be a different approach to our game plan’ boasted Nahurira while talking to

Nyiima is full of praise about the female coach.

‘She is very eager to learn. This course will help her alot in how she approaches tactical matters on and off the pitch’

He adds that;

‘I am impressed with the turn up. This is wonderful for the development of the game in the Western region’ says Nyiima who is also the FUFA Education officer

Jackson Nyiima in control of his class

The course has attracted  participants from the districts of Ibanda, Mbarara, Kanungu, Kisoro, Sheema, Kabale, Bushenyi and Rukungiri.

The course will climax with examinations and whoever passes qualifies for the FUFA Beginners’ Coaching Certificate.

The course was officially opened  by Western Region Football Association Executive member Moses Kajubi who hailed FUFA for supporting football in the region.

Participants in a group photo

Levels of coaching in Uganda that lead to  certification by either FUFA or CAF

Beginners’ Course, FUFA Level I, CAF C, CAF B, CAF A and CAF Pro

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