The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) boss, Moses Magogo has appealed to football tacticians in the country to avoid indulging in football politicking.

Magogo was closing the week-long Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Member Association (M.A) course for 30 football coaches.

Politics is a dirty game and it is for us the administrators. I request you for the good of developing the game in Uganda to avoid it at all costs

The course was aimed at helping to educate and equip coaches with new modern coaching knowledge at various levels at their work-places.

 As a nation, we have to prepare for sporting glory where coaching is one of the parameters of football development. As a federation, we looking towards training more coaches and the certification process is still underway

Eng. Moses Magogo added;

Professionalism is part and parcel of your job. Avoid politics and be actively involved even if you are coaching a village or school team

Police Football Club head coach, Angelo Lonyesi, who passed a vote of thanks on behalf of coaches appealed to the Federation technical wing for more involvement of the local coaches on national teams.

This course has been great for senior and junior coaches. I urge the technical wing to involve more of these local coaches in the affairs of the national teams because it is these players who are always with the players

Lonyesi appealed.

The course was fully funded by the world’s football governing body, FIFA and supervised by the Tunisian born FIFA instructor, Hatem Sausa.

The federation technical department headed by the technical director (Asuman Lubowa) organized the course under the education wing headed by education officer, Jackson Nyiima.

The course has presented me with new challenging football ideas. I thank FIFA and FUFA for this education

Yusuf Kyambadde, a coach at Maroons Football club noted.

Lessons:

The participants were engaged in various theoretical and practical drills with several course units undertaken in; Modern trends in football, Planning and pre-season preparation, System Development and Evaluation, Ball possession and communication, game reading, match analysis.

The practicals were conducted with the Azam Uganda Premier League side, BUL F.C and a secondary learning institution, Yale S.S as demonstration teams.

Magogo used the plat form to remind premier league clubs to abide by the set regulation of using CAF B qualified coaches ahead of the upcoming season.

He also promised other coaching coaches in the nearby future.

The Coaches who completed the FIFA F.A Course:

Kebba Haruna (The Saints FC), Stephen Billy Kiggundu (Vipers FC), John Luyinda (KCC FC), Morley Byekwaso (SCVU), Phillip Obwin Phillip (SC.Villa), Ayiekoh Charles (Soana FC), Alex Isabirye (BUL FC), Musafir Abdulswamadu (Sadolin FC), Lonyesi Angelo (Police FC), Sam Kawalya (Express FC), Yusuf Kyambadde(Maroons FC), John Kayanja (Simba FC), Sadiq Wassa (URA FC), James Odoch (JMC FC), Francis Mugerwa (Bright Stars FC), Hamza Kalanzi (Lweza), Mark Twinamastiko (UFCA), Peter Onen (Uganda U-17), Shafiq Bisaso (UFCA), Kaziba Edward (She-Kobs-Uganda U-20), Oliver Mbekeka (She-Kobs-Uganda U-20), Christine Wanyana (She-Kobs Uganda -U-20), Charles Letti (Uganda Football Coaches Association-UFCA), Geofrey Okwiri (UFCA), Mubiru Abdallah (UFCA),  Willis Muwanguzi (UFCA), Deo Sserwada (UFCA), Simon Kirumira (UFCA), Tom Ssali (UFCA) and Faridah Bulega (UFCA)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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