Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president, Moses Magogo has advised football coaches to concentrate on their work than indulge in the game’s politicking.
While officiating at the closure of the 14 day’s CAF B coaching course at the Njeru Technical center on Sunday, Magogo echoed;
Football clubs and the players require your full time commitment and dedication. The skills you have acquired will help a great deal in improving the standard of the game in the country and for your personal development
He also further explained on the cost sharing mechanism between the federation and the individual coaches.
Such courses are expensive to undertake. But we set U.shs 500,000 per person as a bare minimum and the federation came in handily to assist
Thirty four (34) coaches including one Kenyan, Michael Ouma (of Ahero F.C) successfully completed the CAF B coaching course at Njeru Technical center.
The Participating Coaches in a group Photo pose with the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo
Only two ladies participated in the course. These are; Hadijah Namuyanja (U-17 Girls head coach) and Christine Wanyana (U-20 Assistant Girl’s head coach).
FUFA Technical Director (TD) Asuman Lubowa was the course co-ordinator and one of the instructors.
Other instructor were; Tom Lwanga, Mujib Kasule, Stone Kyambadde and Jackson Nyiima. The latter is FUFA education officer.
Nyima hailed the level of professionalism and dedication from the coaches;
The coaches have been hard working and showed the desire to learn throughout the course duration
Should the 34 coaches successfully pass the theory and practical exams, then the number of CAF B licence holders will be confirmed to 35 after Majidah Nantanda.
Meanwhile, the CAF ‘A’ coaching course starts on Monday under the full control of Tanzanian born CAF coaching instructor, Sunday Kayuni.
Beginning next season (2015/16), all premier league teams must employ CAF B licensed coaches and the coaches for the FUFA Big League teams should atleast possess the CAF ‘C’ licences.
Reactions from some of the Coaches:
Harunah Kebba (Uganda Sand Cranes Coach, Simba F.C Coach):
It was a worthy cause, full of joy and we have learnt a lot technically and in practice.
We have been a happy one family and enjoyed the course as we acquired the knowledge.
Lule Mathias (Uganda U-17 Head Coach, Coach at Stand F.C, Tanzania):
Great venture worth the investment
Hussein Mbalangu (Former coach, The Saints F.C, Now with Azam F.C – Uganda team):
The course has further exposed me to new skills which i hope to use to perfection.
The course units were spot on and I believe this course will help the general development of football in the country.
Alex Gitta (Former Entebbe F.C Head of Technical):
I enjoyed the practical sessions most since they also granted me that breather off my usually busy schedule. Great course indeed.
Alex Isabirye (Head Coach, URA F.C):
The CAF B course presented to us new challenges and we benefited a lot from the several topics learnt.