KAMPALA: FUFA Football Development Directorate has confirmed a six-day advanced goalkeeping course that will target participants from Uganda premier league clubs, second division, women clubs and other interested participants. The course will run from June 22-27, 2019 at the FUFA Technical centre.
A total of 30 participants are expected to take part in the course.
The participants will be trained by goalkeeping expert Frank Petersen from Denmark who jets in the country this Thursday.
Confirming the latest development on the upcoming course, the FUFA Football Development Director Ali Mwebe said: ‘Goalkeeping is one of the specialised areas of football and our analysis showed that not much efforts have been done in the area with the last FIFA Course in Uganda conducted in July 2016. It is an area of priority this year within our activities and we are pleased that the FUFA Executive Committee gave a green light to this course.”
Frank is an ex-professional goalkeeper and an experienced goalkeeping instructor with UEFA ‘A’ Goalkeeping License and has worked with a number of clubs in Europe and Africa. We believe he will add value to our human resource in this area for the benefit of football in Uganda. We have made contact with Frank through our good external network, said Mwebe.
The FUFA philosophy behind the course is to equip participants (goalkeeper coaches) with current methodology of goalkeeper coaching but more importantly to identify personnel for further development in the area of goalkeeping who will be resourceful in the re-application of knowledge. Further, the course comes in as preparation for future club licensing minimum requirements to coach an Elite side of the game in Uganda.
It is a cost sharing course where participants will pay Shs200, 000 to cater for meals for the duration of the course while FUFA takes charge of the remaining logistical requirements.