Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa FKF has reiterated the Federations commitment to embrace coaching education and capacity building for trainers to enable them nurture talented footballers.
“FKF remains committed to capacity building of our trainers, to not only ensure that our players are handled by qualified personnel, but also equip our coaches with the necessary certification to enable them harness coaching opportunities both at home and abroad,” added the FKF President.
Mwendwa made the remarks when he presided over the official opening of a four-month-long CAF B License course on Monday at the Kenya Institute of Special Education.
The course brought together 25 coaches who hold CAF C Licenses, among them Equity head coach John Baraza, Tusker’s assistant George Maina, Bidco United’s Anthony Akhulia, Sofapaka Team Manager Hillary Echesa, and former Harambee Starlets international Doreen Nabwire.
Also in attendance was Faridah Bulega, the Ugandan Women National Team head coach.
“I am happy to be here. Most of these participants are coaches I have worked with before. I am confident that at the end of the day, we will learn new techniques and methodologies, and also share our personal experiences,” said former Kenyan International Defender and Coach, Musa Otieno.
“We are privileged, as a Federation, to be the only ones to have been offered this opportunity by CAF in the entire region,” he said.
The Federation has so far trained over 4,000 coaches at the CAF D License level, and over 600 coaches at the CAF C License level. The CAF B License course is the first in the country in over 10 years.