A first ever couching course for local football instructors with Basic/Advanced and CAF C licenses has been rolled out by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) on Monday 9 December.
The one of its kind coaching course, which will ran for two weeks, will see the approved instructors (who have been involved in FKF’s coaching programs) receive coaching from UEFA Pro License holder Erich Rutenmoeller.
FKF president Nick Mwendwa was present at the launch on Monday and spoke of the pride the course has given him as Kenya is the first nation in the continent to roll out such an initiative.
“We are ready to undertake these courses for our instructors. As a country, we are the first to be doing this in Africa, and I am proud of that.
“As a Federation, we believe this course will help add to the instructors’ knowledge on football that they can pass on to the coaches and to bridge the capacity gap to ensure they can take up job opportunities,” he said.
A total of 60 instructors holding CAF D and C credentials and beyond are expected to take part in the course that will run until December 20.
Since 2018 FKF has gone full throttle in growing the number of qualified grassroots coaches in its bid to have an ever constant conveyor belt for churning out football talent.
The coaching clinics have gone the distance to even having secondary school teachers as well as inmates from the Kamiti Maximum Prison get certified with atleast “Basic” knowledge in the game.