David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Nkumba University beach soccer head coach Emmanuel ‘Bonaparte’ Amagu (right with cap on) on the touchline during a real match situation. He is among the 26 coaches in training. (Photo: David Isabirye)

Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) continues to prepare its house months ahead of the 2019 AFCON Beach soccer championship that will be hosted by Uganda.

Currently, 26 coaches are set to complete a Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) beach soccer coaching course meant to prepare the tacticians who handle clubs and institutions that engage in beach soccer.

The 5 day’s course started on Friday, 8th February 2019, continued on Saturday with a break on Sunday before resuming on Monday through to Wednesday.

This course is at the FUFA Special Interest Group offices in Lungujja Kampala.

The coaches will be expected to engage in theory and practical sessions.
Deo Mutabazi, the Chairperson of the Uganda Beach Soccer Association anticipates a great class of coaches who will be weighed on the classification criteria to grade and license them in line with the new FIFA coaching manual.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) president, Deo Mutabazi at Lido Beach, Entebbe. [Photo: David Isabirye]


Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) organized this course to catch up with the global technical changes since the last one we held was in 2015. It is this same course we shall use to grade and license coaches after they have sat for exams at the end. We have started our preparations for AFCON Beach Soccer 2020 and we thought of the coaches who will handle the national team players we are intending to use for the tournament because our intention is to win the trophy.

Deo Mutabazi, Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA Chairman)


CAF beach soccer instructor, who is also the FUFA football development officer Ali Mwebe is the main course instructor.

Mwebe is working alongside the FUFA Youth development officer, Bashir Mutyaba.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Bashir Mutyaba in theory session at the Beach soccer offices in Lungujja, Kampala. [Photo: FUFA]

Uganda Sand Cranes head coach Salim Muwonge and his assistant Peter Seguya are part of the 26 coaches undertaking the course.

Former Kirinya-Jinja S.S and Soana (now Tooro United) head coach, also the head tactician for MUBS beach soccer team, Charles Ayiekoh Lukula is also among.

Current players as Moses Lukyamuzi (Isabet), Geofrey Akabwai (KIU), Jessy Lukoki (KIU) among others are also part.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports KIU coach player Geofrey Akabwai (right) on the technical bench. [Photo: David Isabirye]

There is only one lady, Prossy Nabukeera as well as two sports journalists Jamil Ssemwogerere Mukiibi (Top TV) and Reagan Kyanda (FUFA F.M).

On Sunday, the coaches were given an off day to take a critical look at the different match situations as the second round of the national league got underway at Lido Beach.

The course will therefore resume on Monday at Lungujja before the practical sessions at Lido on Tuesday and Wednesday.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports

Participants:

Salim Muwonge, Peter Seguya, Prossy Nabukeera, Charles Ayiekoh Lukula, Alex Gitta, Mesche Bogere, Emmanuel Amagu, Jamil Ssemwogerere Mukiibi, Sulaiman Bbossa, Moses Lukyamuzi, Swaib Bin Nasur, Tonny Ssebagala, Isa Asiimwe, Rogers Nkugwa, Tom Kimuli, Goefrey Akabwai, Micheal Ssekiranda, Davis Nnono Ssozi, Fahad Sebyala, Jessy Lukooki, Julius Seserunkuma Ssekasanvu, Peter Lukwata, Brian Bisaso, Salim Blanden Twaha, Micheal Natima, Reagan Kyanda

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Group photo of all participants with the UBSA officials. [Photo: FUFA]

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