The FUFA advanced goalkeeping course commences this Saturday at the FUFA technical center, Njeru. The week-long course targets participants from premier league clubs, 2nd division, Women clubs and other interested participants.
The course will run from 22nd -27th June with a total of 30 participants trained by goalkeeping expert Frank Petersen from Denmark who jetted in on Thursday.
FUFA Football Development Director Ali Mwebe said that goalkeeping is one of the specialised areas of football and much effort is needed in the area since the last FIFA Course in Uganda was 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,” said Mwebe, who explained that FUFA wants 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.
Furthermore, the course comes in as preparation for future club licensing minimum requirements to coach an Elite side of the game in Uganda. Participants parted with Shs200,000 while FUFA takes charge of the remaining logistical requirements.