Football Kenya Federation continues with its strategies of improving football status in the country as it rolls out CAF C License coaching courses across the country.
The coaching course that takes three weeks is said to be a follow up of the Basic/Advanced coaching courses that was conducted last year in which 2000 tacticians trained on the same.
Commenting on the same, the federation’s President Nick Mwendwa said that their election into office was to bring quality in country’s coaching system.
“When we were elected a year ago, we made a commitment to change the game by ensuring that we provide quality education for our coaches, today I am happy to announce that the federation having successfully trained 2000 coaches last year, has rolled out CAF C license coaching courses that will see 140 coaches graduate on April 9, 2017,”said Mwendwa.
The training which is held in Nairobi, Coast, Nyanza and Western Regions is one of two scheduled to be held this year. The second phase is set for November 2017, this even as the federation embarks on training a further 2000 coaches in Basic/Advanced coaching courses this year also.
The coach education initiative is one of the federation’s flagship projects that aim to train 10,000 coaches in Basic/Advanced Basic, as well as create a pool of local coaches with CAF C, CAF B and CAF A licenses within the next four years.
According to Nick Mwendwa, the training is meant to provide job opportunities for the Kenya referees both home and abroad as well as raising capacity in the country’s coaching sector.
“It is our belief that this important course will not only help build capacity but also bridge a huge and sensitive gap that has in the past denied local coaches job opportunities both home and abroad,” explained the FKF president.
Statement by Football Kenya Federation Official Website.