40 grassroot coaches were certified today Friday, November 26, after completing a 10 day CAF D coaching course that took place in Buruburu.
The closing ceremony was conducted by Dickson Doyo. It is an initiative by FKF and Buruburu Soccer Academy that kicked off on Monday, November 15. The goal of the federation being of nurturing quality players from the grassroots to the top most level.
FIFA/FKF instructors George Mwangi and Zedekiah Otieno are the tutors who ensured that the coaches were taught the basics of coaching and essential life skills that they will be transferred to the grassroot players.
Forty grassroots coaches were set to benefit from a CAF D coaching course that was officially opened by Kibera MP Imran Okoth and FKF NEC Member Nairobi region Michael Majua Ouma on Monday, August 9, 2021, at the Rowllan Camp in Nairobi.
FKF Nairobi East secretary general Dickson Doyo wishes the coaches well in their coaching journey.
“Today, you have been certified with CAF D certificates and I believe that the skills and knowledge you have acquired here, will be present in the teams that you are training in the grassroot,” said Mr. Doyo.
“Having acquired this certificate, I hope this is not the end for you in that you will continue being hungry for knowledge and advance in your coaching careers,” he continued to say.
At MYSA, 40 more coaches are also undergoing a 10 day CAF D coaching course will culminate on Friday, December 3, 2021.
During the opening ceremony, FKF Nairobi East Secretary-General Dickson Doyo shared his thoughts on how these coaching courses have brought a change to football in the country.
“With these coaching courses, we have been able to see a positive change in the skills showcased by the players in the grassroot level. This steady improvement in the quality of football is what we as a Federation are aiming to achieve in the long term,” said Mr. Doyo.
It is a hope that the goal of nurturing quality players from the grassroots to the top most level will be achieved.