KAMPALA: The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) will soon start inspecting and monitoring all FUFA certified coaches.
Over the past four years, FUFA has intensified technical education programs to ensure that coaches are empowered with modern methodologies in their area of operation.
However, the FUFA Football Development Department observed that some of the coaches are not implementing the right coaching principles hence resulting in slow signs of gradual development of football on the field of play.
The 19th FUFA Executive committee which sat on the 14th February 2019 passed the proposal from the FUFA Football Development Committee to conduct a coach inspection and monitoring exercise of all FUFA registered coaches during competition seasons.
FUFA Coaches’ inspectors will reach out to clubs during training sessions and match days to implement this policy either on notice or without prior notice.
The FUFA Human Resource and Capacity Building Manager Jackson Nyiima is happy with the development.
“‘We shall coordinate with the coaches at the 16 Clubs in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League to get their specific days of training sessions so that we make the visits. We are hopeful this will make a change in our football,” said Nyiima.
The FUFA coaches’ inspectors are issued with FUFA identifications and will provide reports to the FUFA Football Development Department about coaches’ performance about the training sessions and matches played.
The four coaches’ instructors are; Mujib Kasule, Asuman Lubowa, Jackson Nyiima and Livingstone Kyambadde all the Level of CAF.
Uganda currently has 3509 coaches certified by FUFA from beginners to CAF A License.
Coaches Certfied by FUFA/CAF
CAF A – 40 Coaches
CAF B – 64
CAF C- 46
FUFA Level One- 859
FUFA Beginners- 2500
FUFA Football Development Diretor Ali Mwebe. Proposals to carry out inspection of coaches at their workstation were approved by the FUFA Executive