Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) instructor Edmund Coan has hailed FUFA for prioritizing education in their line of duty of promoting the beautiful game in the country.

I salute FUFA for fronting education. Referees, players, administrators and other stake holders need to have particular skills.

FUFA is doing exactly that to promote the game across the entire country

Coan, based in the United Kingdom is in the country alongside two other FIFA officials (Patrick Onyango and Govinden Thondoo ) for the FIFA-FUFA planning and strategic workshop in Kampala.

FIFA development officer, Patrick Onyango during a session at Grand Imperial Hotel

The workshop attendants are FUFA officials (FUFA Executive committee members and department heads), referees, club representatives, football players representatives, and other key stake holders in the football development cause -Uganda Premier league officials, sponsors, Government and State House officials.

Coan insists planning is part and parcel of any successful institution.

The main purpose of this workshop is to lay strategies of effective areas in administration, marketing, governance finance, technical all intended to polish and plan for the game effectively.

FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson (far left) is the workshop coordinator

National Council of Sports deputy secretary general, David Semakula Katende is representing the Government wing alongside president Museveni’s advisor on sports, Norah Nassimbwa.

CEO of the Uganda Football Players’ Association, Paul Mukatabala is representing the current and retired players at the workshop.

The workshop taking place at KUKU Hall of Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala will climax on Thursday, August 18th 2016.

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

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