KEFOCA rallies coaches to further their courses


New Harambee Stars coaches from R to L, Musa Otieno (second), Stanley Okumbi (first) and ...
(FILE) Former Harambee Stars coaches from R to L, Musa Otieno (second), Stanley Okumbi (first) and Frank Ouna (third) during their unveiling last Saturday. Photo/SportPicha

In Summary

  • KEFOCA Coast chairman Yusuf Harub said that it is a big shame seeing foreign coaches in our local league when Kenyan coaches aren't taking on challenges abroad
  • “Just look at our Premier league and you can see foreign coaches coming in anytime and living but we can’t take our tacticians in other leagues,” said Harub

Kenya Football Coaches Association (KEFOCA) has challenged Kenyan tacticians to further their studies and aim at coaching in other countries.

KEFOCA Coast chairman Yusuf Harub said that it is a big shame seeing foreign coaches in our local league when Kenyan coaches aren’t taking on challenges abroad.

“Just look at our Premier league and you can see foreign coaches coming in anytime and living but we can’t take our tacticians in other leagues,” said Harub.

Yusuf at the same time challenged local coaches to get out of their comfort zone and coaching beyond the top-tier football league, FKF-PL.

“Coaching a top team doesn’t make one an excellent coach but our tacticians do not want to get papers which will take them higher.”

Francis Baraza who is coaching Kagera Sugar in Tanzanian mainland league is a good challenge to the local coaches according to Yusuf who also played in Tanzania and Kenyan premier league side Bandari FC.

Baraza was earlier with Biashara United who are currently fourth in the log.

“They can just watch Baraza and emulate him as one of our own.

Young Africans goalkeeper trainer Razak Siwa has also returned for a second stint in Tanzania after his contract with Bandari expired last year.

According to him among Kenyan top coaches who have attained international papers including current Harambee Stars coach Jacob Mulee and his predecessor Francis Kimanzi as well as Twahir Muhiddin and Mohammed Kheir.

Bandari’s Andre Casa Mbungo, AFC Leopards Patrick Aussems, Gor Mahia Manuel Vaz Pinto and Nairobi City Stars Sanjin Alagic are some of the foreign coaches plying their trade in Kenya’s top tier.

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