Women Football Team Coaches Set for Fifa Course

Uganda coaches handling women football teams, institutions and academies are set for a Fifa coaching course that gets underway today at the Fufa technical centre, Njeru.

Fifa Instructor Jacquiline Chipanga will be the main facilitator of the course and will be assisted by Fufa technical director Asumani Lubowa, together with Fufa women officer Hadijah Namuyanja.

Women football has picked up since the launch in Uganda of the Fifa-Com-Unity and Fifa Live Your Goal projects last year. Chipanga, who visited Uganda for the first time in 2014, played a key role in the two programmes in which she presented various case studies about women football in her home country Namibia.

The coaching course is under the Fifa women support programme. Since the start of the inaugural Fufa Women Elite League, the 12 teams in the top-flight have received football equipment from Fifa, a clear indicator of how the world football governing body is committed to supporting women football in Uganda.

The course is expected to attract 30 participants from different regions of the country. These mainly include coaches of Elite League teams, university women teams, tacticians and academies.

Selected course units will include team selection, handling players, team formation, techniques and tactics.

Source : The Observer

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