Mulee: Plenty of harvest ahead from training of coaches

One of Kenya’s most successful national team coaches Jacob Mulee believes in the cycle of proper education. A seasoned tactician across East Africa, Mulee, while speaking at the closing ceremony of the Football Kenya Federation’s (FKF) Basic and Advanced Coaching courses in Rusinga, says it’s a laudable effort from the FA, and can see the results in the near future.

”There is no way you can have good pupils without good teachers and that is the way football is going. More coaches being trained means more players being handled by trained coaches,” Mulee says.

A figure well over 3000 has been trained by the FKF through its Basic and Advanced coaching courses, with a number of those attaining the CAF C Licence.

Coaches Tiellen Oguta (L) and Marwa Chamberi are taken through a CAF C Coaching course in Kisumu [IMAGE- Fabian Odhiambo]
The FKF has, through these courses, roped in instructors for the tasks and more recently had the instructors also go through training- a first of its kind.

Mulee sees nothing but a bountiful of harvest in the coming four years, given the effort put in developing capacity for coaches.

“I am happy because we have trained a lot of coaches in the Federation and I believe in the next four years we will start reaping the benefits of these courses,” adds Mulee.

FKF Instructor George Ondula (R) during a CAF C License course in Kisumu [IMAGE- Fabian Odhiambo]
The instructors’ course was intended for bridging the skill gap on the domestic front- and aimed at enabling local coaches to grab opportunities within and across the boarders.