Curtains came down on a 10-day coaching course held at the Rusinga School between July 10, and July 19, 2018, with an aim of equipping teachers and coaches from Kenya’s top International Schools with basic coaching skills.

The course, held under the tutelage of FKF Instructors Jacob Mulee and Mathew Sam Leon, was borne out of a partnership between Football Kenya Federation and the Kenya Association of International Schools Sports Organization.

40 coaches took part in the course, among them former Gor Mahia and Nairobi City Stars midfielder Dennis Okoth, as well as Benson Godia, who has made a step from officiating into coaching.

“I wish to laud FKF for having this course closer to us,” said Godia, who is a coach at the French School in Nairobi.

“We handle the kids in their early football years. It is therefore important that we do it in a professional way,” he added.

Harambee Stars Coach Sébastien Migné, who attended the closing ceremony, emphasized on the importance of the courses in the development of players at a young age.

“Youth Development forms a base for the senior national team. It is important that we have qualified personnel handling these players at a young age,” he said.