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More than 36 football coaches completed a 10-day Kakamega North training session that was hosted at Lumakanda Township under the Ministry of Sports and Kakamega County government with the aim of developing the sport in grassroots.
The course which was presided over by Fifa instructors, Fred Serenge and Hesborn Nyabinge brought together secondary school teachers as well as other coaches handling teams at the lower levels and saw the participants taken through several drills.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Kakamega branch chairman Allan Muhando expressed his excitement for the good partnership with the ministry and the county government to make the course a reality.
“ We are here today to encourage all the graduates who have toiled to earn themselves a diploma license in coaching, that is valid until May 18, 2023.
As we move forward we expect to see the skills which have been imparted in the new coaches, being manifested at the grassroots football that remains the backbone of local football as we plan to move to the next level,” Muhando said.
He added: “We believe this will also enable the coaches to realize the role and responsibilities that lie ahead of them.
Let us exhibit professionalism and remain a good example as we plan to move on the next level of the coaching journey, which is class C license so that they can be a position to coach top sides.”
Kakamega branch Secretary Anthony Okumu who also previously played for the now defunct Mumias Sugar FC and AFC Leopards, lauded the instructor course instructors, whom he referred to as tirelessly and determined to ensure competent presentation that saw the training end successfully.