The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has been commended for its efforts in training coaches across the country, with former Premier League player Ken Maritim lauding the initiative as a game-changer for the development of football in Kenya.

Maritim who enjoyed a career playing for Ligi Ndogo, Sofapaka, and KCB, among other clubs as well as earning a call-up to the national team Harambee Stars, believes that better-trained coaches translate to better players on the field.

He is part of 30 coaches in the just commenced CAF C License course in Kajiado, under the tutelage of instructors Leonard Odipo and George Mwangi.

“I applaud FKF for their commitment to training coaches,” Maritim said. “It’s a crucial step in improving the quality of football in our nation. When coaches are properly trained, they are better equipped to nurture and develop young talent.”

He emphasized the long-term impact of this initiative, stating, “By training coaches nationwide, we are setting the stage for a higher caliber of players in the future.”

Maritim currently runs the Diaspora Football Academy in Rongai, The former Premier League star believes that FKF’s coaching courses will have a ripple effect, as trained coaches will pass on their knowledge and expertise to the next generation of players.

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