The coaches training camp organized by betting company Sportpesa in partnership with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the English Premier League (EPL) kicked off on Monday, December 5 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies facilities.
Arsenal coaches James Colinese (lead coach), Drew Tyler and John Georgiou are among the coaches in the country to oversee the development of coaches.
According Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri the selected coaches will get an opportunity to develop their skills regardless of their certification level in a second coaches training camp to be held in Kenya
50 coaches from across the country will have an opportunity to receive the skills from the training in a program that will end on Friday December 9.
The five day training will see 18 National Super League teams,14 Women Premier League teams and 16 Kenyan Premier League coaches take part.
Karauri said “we were unable to identify the qualified coaches for the training and this is where we need the Federation”.
On his part FKF CEO Robert Muthomi said “we are developing the game at a grassroots level but we realized we need to work with coaches at the top level to meet our short term objectives”.
“In courses like this we put emphasis at the top level.At the top level is where we get the players who play at the international level”.
“This is a tactical training session and we are working to ensure there is sanity within the different levels”.
Karauri said “the betting company will also be holding training camps for players in future”.
“The training starts with the coaches who will be able to impact the skills down to players”.
the Kenyan coaches with skills to be able to reach many of our player
The first training camp of this kind was held in May from the 23rd to the 28th 2016.
The training team will be joined on Friday by Arsenal legend ‘Lauren’ (Laurean Bisan Etamé-Mayer) who played between 2000-2007 and was a key member of the ‘Invincibles’ team who won the Premier League with 49 games unbeaten in 2/0034 Arsenal.