By Moses agaba
kabale :Federation of Uganda football association – FUFA on Monday launched the first ever CAF C Diploma Coaching Course in Kabale District for Western region Football Associations with 30 participants from Uganda and South Sudan.
This same course is being held in Kampala Region and it is to take a month as among the 30 coaches 3 are from the South Sudan and the is only one lady also from the south Sudan are part of the group that enrolled for the course.
The course was opened officially on Monday by Frank Akunzire the executive committee member on The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) who represents Western region, called upon the government to consider extending more financial support to the association, as this will help a lot in narrowing the association’s financial gaps
Akunzire made the call today while commissioning a one month coaching course of Confederation of African Football (CAF) C where 30 participants are football coaches from different parts of Uganda and 3 from south Sudan all at a level of CAF D.
Akunzire said FUFA is facing a financial challenge which curtails its efforts to promote football talents in the country as government should consider extending more financial and material support to the association to enable it to train the coaches in the standard technicalities of football.
Andrew Amanya the Coordinator says that it’s so wonderful that western Uganda has been considered by FUFA to bring the course .
‘We have never had a CAF C course in Western Uganda. The coaches are excited, ready for the course and want to be history makers. We have already registered some coaches but we must make a list of 30. We are glad that FUFA cleared the course and we are sure to get the required number of 30 to conduct this course’ said of the Course to be held in Kabale
Frank Mutaremwa The Kabale District football Association Chairperson, and the coach of Merry hill school who also doubles as the coach of western women football club, Isa Ssempijja said most of the football coaches face financial challenge because of the low pay they get from their respective teams, which say constrains them from participating in coaching causes to equip them with football technicalities and which later hinders them from delivering their best during their coaching career.
The duo wants the government to assist in financing some coaching causes so that even those who cannot afford the fees get a chance to train.
Participants who will go through this one month course will qualify to coach up the national big league.
As per FUFA club licensing regulations and decisions taken in the just concluded 26th FUFA Executive Committee meeting, the head coach and his assistant of a club in the Uganda Premier league must be a holder of CAF A and B respectively starting with the 2023/2024 season. Currently the requirement is a CAF B license for the head coach and his assistant.