FUFA and the Western region Football Association have authorised two coaching courses in Kabale to be held between 1st and 14th of September 2018.
The FUFA level One course will take place from 1st to 8th September while FUFA Beginners’ coaching course will run from 9th to 14th September.
It will be the second time the coaching courses are taking place in Kabale. The first of its kind was held in 2017 when over 30 coaches took part in the FUFA Beginners Coaching course and all passed.
‘We are targeting Games Masters, School sports teachers, those interested in football coaching at Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Colleges, Institutions of Higher learning and Universities in Western Uganda to enroll for the FUFA Beginners course’ said FUFA’s Human Resource Capacity Building Manager Jackson Nyiima.
‘We want the figure of coaches to increase in Western Uganda. We want pupils in primary, secondary and Universities plus players at various clubs to go through the hands of qualified coaches to improve the game in Western Uganda’ said Western region FA Chairman Seka Mutaka.
US based organisation Soccer2Unite with a branch in Kabale has extended financial support to organisers of the courses to a tune of 2.5 Million shillings. Soccer2Unite has also registered participants and supported some participants to enroll for the two courses.
Soccer2Unite head of operations in Uganda Andrew Amanya is a delighted man.
‘It is always a pleasure for Soccer2Unite to partner with FUFA in developing football in Uganda. To have football developed at the grass root level, coaches need to be equipped with skills and basics of the game. It is our intention as Soccer2unite to support in football development as we work within FUFA`s vision of becoming the number one football Nation in Africa on and off the pitch through the 5 year strategic plan’ noted Amanya.
This will be the second time Soccer2Unite is helping coaches in the south western part of the country after doing the same in October last year in the first ever coaching course to take place in Kigezi region, that saw 32 participants gain skills at the FUFA Beginners level.
The charges for the two courses are 160,000= (8 day Course) for FUFA Level One while FUFA Beginners’ Course participants will pay 120,000= (6 Day Course). CAF and FUFA trained Instructors will handle the participants for the two courses.