Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa presided over the closing ceremony of a CAF D Coaching Course in Huruma on November 15, 2019.
The course, held in conjunction with the Mathare National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF), brought together former players and coaches who hail from the larger Mathare constituency.
Under the tutelage of instructors Joseph Jagero, Leon Mathew and George Mwangi, 28 participants were trained and duly certified.
Coach Boniface Alemoro, a former player of Gor Mahia, Tusker FC and AFC leopards player, lauded the coaching course offered by FKF at Huruma.
“The coaching course has been very beneficial to me as I have been able to expand the knowledge I had as a footballer and will use it to enhance my coaching skills,” said Coach Alemoro.
Osborn Monday, who prominently featured in the Kenyan Premier League, as well as the national team, Harambee Stars player, also praised the FKF CAF D Coaching Course.
“I plan to apply the knowledge I have gained from this coaching course to empower the grassroots football in the community,” said Monday.
FKF President, Nick Mwendwa, expressed his satisfaction in the Federation’s efforts towards coaching education and urged County Governments as well as Constituency Fund managers to come work with the Federation in empowering their youth.
“To be closing this course at the heart of Mathare is a big deal for me. It shows the Federation’s commitment towards grassroots football development,” he said.
“I’d like to urge county government’s as well as CDF managers to come work with us so that youth at the grassroots can benefit from these courses,” added the FKF President.
The FKF Technical Department has in the meantime, lined up two courses for its instructors, a first of its kind.
The first will be held between December 9, and December 13, 2019, for Basic/Advanced Course instructors, while the second will be held between December 16, and December 20, 2019, for CAF C License instructors.
Six rounds of CAF C License Courses had earlier this month culminated in six regions across the country with 180 coaches duly certified in the CAF C level.