After a two week CAF ‘C’ Coaches’ course held at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru, the number of Uganda’s CAF ‘C’ licensed coaches has drastically rose from 28 to 98.
CAF instructor Sunday Kayuni, from Tanzania conducted the course in conjunction with Mujib Kasule and Majidah Nantandah.
FUFA Technical chairperson Hamid Juma who graced the closing ceremony at Njeru technical center appreciated the coaches but called for continued commitment towards their coaching calling.
“Coaching takes commitment and dedication, please adhere to the principles and ethical conduct of code for coaches world over” Juma appealed.
Some of the coaches who graduated with the CAF ‘C’ certification are former national team players; James Odoch, Wasswa Bbosa, Andy Lule, Cubs team manager, Nsubuga, Kawempe’s Ayub Khalifa, among others.
The graduation of such a big number of coaches from several intermediary courses to the CAF ‘C’ level is a big milestone for the development of football in the country.
In January 2015, a selected number of coaches, will undergo a 14 day’s training for the CAF ‘B’ certification.
CAF A is the highest level of coaches on the African continent, an equivalent of the UEFA ‘A’ level.
Some of the aspects packaged in the CAF ‘C’ course included; Player management and control, basics of football, marketing, coaches’ professional code of conduct, laws of the game of football, among others.
The course was fully funded by local footballing body, the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) and certified by continental body Confederation of African football (CAF).