18 coaches out of the 25 that initially enrolled for the six-month CAF A License course have successfully met the criteria for the award of their licenses. This follows the announcement of their final results on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Top of the class was Charles Okere, Assistant Coach at Tusker FC, followed by Jackline Juma, Head Coach of the U15 girls’ national team. Notably, Harambee Starlets head coach Beldine Odemba also ranked among the top 10, alongside Posta Rangers Assistant Coach Bernard Kawinzi and former Ulinzi Stars midfielder Stephen Ocholla.

Tusker FC Assistant Coach Okere Top of the CAF A Class

Unfortunately, five coaches failed to meet the required pass mark for the award of their licenses while two more failed to meet the class attendance threshold as is required for the award of their licenses. Consequently, in line with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) policies, the coaches shall be given a six-month grace period to sit assignments and other practical sessions as they await a retake of their final examinations.

“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the coaches who have successfully completed this first of its kind CAF A class. Your dedication and perseverance has not only elevated your own skills but also enriched the football landscape in Kenya,“ said FKF President Nick Mwendwa.

“As a Federation, we remain committed to the development of football at all levels. Our investment in the capacity building of coaches across all levels is not just a milestone; it’s a testament to our dedication to the growth and success of Kenyan football,” added the FKF President.

The course curriculum covered various practical and theoretical sessions. Practical sessions included Organization, Session Management, Performance Improvement, Meeting Players’ Needs, Communication, and Match Analysis, each contributing to a cumulative score out of 700. Additionally, written practical exams were conducted.

Theoretical sessions encompassed themed coaching, a written exam, and proof of ability (Portfolio), marked out of 300. Coaches were also evaluated on their knowledge of the Laws of the game, accounting for 5% of the total marks. Presentations, evaluating Audibility, Methodology, and Oral Examination, collectively contributed to 300 marks.

The course comprised 17 modules, each facilitated by specialized professionals. Specific modules covered topics such as physiology anatomy, laws of the game, doping, leadership, and management.

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