25 elite coaches have embarked on their CAF A coaching course journey today, Monday, October 16, 2023.

This coaching course represents the second-highest level of certification offered by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), with the prestigious CAF Pro License standing as the highest attainable certification on the continent.

Among the coaches who are part of the course are Harambee Starlets’ coach Beldine Odemba, Ulinzi Star’s coach Anthony Kimani, assistant Posta Ranger’s coach Bernad Kawinzi, CAF instructor Jackline Juma among others.

The course is part of FKF’s initiative to ensure that there are more qualified coaches handling teams from grassroot to professional level.

“We made a decision that the best teacher is the one that’s educated and that’s we’ve invested so much in coaching, refereeing, administrators and instructor courses, by now you can see all instructors are Kenyan and they have been trained through FKF” said FKF Vice President, Doris Petra.

What makes this occasion even more significant is that this marks the first CAF A licensing course to be offered since the current administration assumed office. This coaching pathway comes full circle for these coaches, as they all began their journey together at the CAF D level.

Anthony Kimani, reflecting on this progression, expressed, “I am a part of the few coaches who have come up through the ranks and to follow the pathway that has been laid down by CAF. I started with my CAF D, went to the CAF C then B and now I have the opportunity to do CAF A.”

FKF partnership with KEFWA has played a key role in ensuring the elevation of football in the country through combined efforts and shared vision.

“If the FKF is empowering players and having those activities that can empower players and make coaches grow can make the game grow as KEFWA we can give this a 100% support and I believe we are heading in the right direction.” remarked KEFWA president, James Situma.

The course is under the tutelage of Coaches Salim Ali and Francis Kimanzi and will run for 6 months.

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