CAF C aspiring coaches in a theory class at FUFA House in Mengo Credit: Kawowo Sports
[/media-credit] CAF C aspiring coaches in a theory class at FUFA House in Mengo Credit: Kawowo Sports

Former Uganda Cranes and SC Villa winger, Phillip Ssozi is among the 38 coaches that enrolled for the CAF Level C Coaching course at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala.

Ssozi is being financed by his club, S.C Villa Jogoo alongside Mubarak Kiberu.

Also in attendance is Turkish national, Omer Selli who is the Sports Tutor at Light Academy, formerly Turkish Light Academy found in Lweza.

This non-residential course was organized by Kampala District Football Association (KDFA) in conjunction with Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).

CAF instructors Mujib Kasule, Majidah Nantanda, Stone Kyambadde and FUFA Education Officer Jackson Nyiima are the main course facilitators.

“We have a very good class. All the participants are willing to learn which is a promising note. We are conducting the theory sessions at FUFA House and the practical bits at Kadiba playground in Rubaga. We hope to have a successful time throughout the period of the course,” Nantanda noted.

The CAF ‘C’ course will last for a fortnight (two weeks) with all the attendants having the basic elementary coaching background (Beginners and Level One).

[/media-credit] The only female CAF C course attendant, Shirah Nakagwa Credit: Kawowo Sports

Ssozi believes that upon acquiring the CAF ‘C’ certificate, it will further enhance his skills and credentials in the coaching profession.

“This is a bold step I undertook to ensure I have the qualifications in my line of profession. I hope to pass with flying colours,” Ssozi told Kawowo Sports.

His Turkish counterpart, Omer, a university graduate in physical education back in Turkey and also a former amateur player, believes acquiring CAF ‘C’ licence will be another stepping stone to his line of duty.

“I want to get as many qualifications as possible since I also have a dream of coaching many big clubs and national teams,” Omer stated.

Salim Blanden of Mbarara Sports Academy in Western Uganda, Mbarara is part of the CAF C class Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Theory and practical elements of the game are being discussed ranging from team preparations, effective communication, warm up sessions, match situation and cooling down, among others.

The course has only one female attendant in Shirah Nakagwa.

Coaches in attendance:

Phillip Ssozi (SC Villa Jogoo), Omer Selli (Light Academy), Salim Twaha Blanden (Mbarara Sports Academy), Hamza Katende (Sentah College), Juma Ssekiziyivu (Nyamityobora), Edwin Laston Haumba (Pehsa), Faisal Nsubuga (Kayda), Paul Kasule (Tospa Sports), Charles Sseguya, Ramathan Ddungu (KJT), Fahadie Walugembe (Blessed Sacramen Kimanya), Abubaker Sseguya (KJT), Stanley Kitengeza Mugerwa (Banda Stars), Ronald Ssemanobe (St Noah Girls), Michael Kalyesubula, Haron Kiremye (Kampala University), Eddie Kasozi (Supers Eagles Mukono), Michael Bukenya (Mpigi Mixed), Henry Gama (Hoima Youngster), Michael Kirunda (Agape S.S), Arnold Herbert Ziwa (Excel Academy), Muhammed Kyagambiddwa (Mbarara F.C), Charles Ssemanda (Kyambogo), Ronald Ssali (St Mary’s Kitende), James Mukubya (Simba), Mubarak Kiberu (SC Villa Jogoo), Siraje Bwanika (Kazinga Moonlight), Henry Kasajja (Sports Outreach Ministry), Paul Kimbowa (Sports Outreach Ministry), Daniel Male (Kibuli S.S), Jessy Lukoki (SSL Logistics), Shirah Nakagwa, Boban Fredricks Tusubira (Nsambya Sports Club), Swaibu Kawesi (Nyamityobora), Muhammed Ssensalire (Ntinda/Bukoto United), Yunusu Kisegerwa (KJT), El-Kassim Nsereko (KB Lions), Rogers Nkugwa (Katuuso Alpheonix Sports Club)

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

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