Football Kenya Federation Vice President Doris Petra has on Monday, July 26, 2021, presided over the opening ceremony of a ten-day CAF D coaching course in Nakuru county.

Under the tutelage of FIFA/FKF Instructors Musa Otieno and Patrick Wanjau, the course is expected to benefit 50 local grassroot coaches.

During the opening ceremony, FKF Vice President Doris Petra was elated to see former players taking up this course and advancing in their football careers.

” As FKF, we have made sure that we incorporate former players into these courses so they may advance in their football careers and help us to identify scout, and coach young talents, especially in the grassroot. In the long run, this will enable us to have a continuous flow of talent that will feed the national teams,” said FKF Vice President Doris Petra.

FKF Nakuru County branch chairman Francis Oliele further echoed FKF Vice President Doris Petra’s words.

“We target in the next four years to have all coaches coaching at the grassroots level to have at least a CAF D diploma certificate training so as to enable the proper nurturing of young talents that will progress to the national team,” said Chairman Oliele.

Former Harambee Stars goalkeeper Noah Ayuko is part of the former players taking part in the course in a bid to nurture upcoming talents.

“As a former player, I would like to combine my talents with the coaching skills I will acquire during this course and help nurture upcoming football talents,” said Former Harambee Stars Goalkeeper Noah Ayuko.

Capacity building of coaches is one of the Federation’s key pillars, in which, the coaches gain proper knowledge and skills which they transfer to the young players who will grow in their football careers with the acquired skills and knowledge and in the long run, raise the standards of football in the country.