Football Kenya Federation will today, Friday, March 2, 2018, hold a one-day coaching seminar ahead of the Central Region Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Youth Tournament final matches scheduled to kick off on Saturday at the Thika Technical Training Institute.
The seminar targets coaches whose teams took part in the tournament as well as those who graced the basic/ advanced coaching course offered by FKF last year.
“Our partnership with Safaricom is not only aimed at developing youth and women football but also creating capacity for our grassroots coaches,” said FKF Technical Director Andreas Spier.
“It is for this reason that we have purposed to hold coaching seminars in all Safaricom Chapa Dimba Regional finals,” added Spier.
The coaches will be taken through the relevance of the tournament being reserved for the youth. They will also be educated on new techniques such as warm-up drills.
Succeeding the coaching seminar will be the semifinals, scheduled for Saturday, and thereafter the finals, set to be held on Sunday.
Limuru Starlets will be up against Good Girls from Thika in the first semi at 8.30 am before Kirinyaga based Rwambiti face Laikipia based Express in the second semi.
In the boys’ category, Juja United will face off with Euronuts from Kiambu in the first semifinal at 12.30 pm before paving way for the final semi pitting Lufa from Laikipia against Kirinyaga side Intercity.
The finals will be held on Sunday, with the winner set to represent Central Region in the National finals set to be held in Kakamega later this month.
Safaricom has invested Sh100 million towards the program which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for the renovation of select community pitches through a legacy program.