- Kenya has not been offering the CAF A course for more than eight years
- Otieno ventured in Coaching in 2011.
Former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno is among the 25 coaches who have enrolled for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) A coaching course that commenced on Monday in SouthAfrica.
Otieno, the most capped Stars player has ventured into the world of coaching after hanging his boots in 2011, rising through the ranks in as far as imparting knowledge is concerned.
He bagged all coaching badges offered by the federation in conjunction with the continental body but had to wait for the second most senior for more than ten.
Kenya has not been offering the CAF A course for more than eight years but the door to having tacticians enroll was opened last month when a refresher class was held.
Among the coaches who are part of the course are Harambee Starlets’ coach Beldine Odemba, Ulinzi Star’s coach Anthony Kimani, assistant Posta Ranger’s coach Bernad Kawinzi and CAF instructor Jackline Juma.
“We made a decision that the best teacher is the one that’s educated and that’s why we’ve invested so much in coaching, refereeing, administrators and instructor courses, by now you can see all instructors are Kenyan and they have been trained through FKF” said FKF Vice President, Doris Petra.
Meanwhile FKF partnership with KEFWA has played a key role in ensuring the elevation of football in the country through combined efforts and shared vision.
“If the FKF is empowering players and having those activities that can empower players and make coaches grow can make the game grow as KEFWA we can give this a 100% support and I believe we are heading in the right direction.” remarked KEFWA president, James Situma.
Other coaches who are in class include Ulinzi Stars legend Stephen Ochola and Tusker assistant coach George Maina.