The FUFA Physical Fitness Coaching Course specifically for Women Football clubs got underway on Saturday at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru with a total of 32 participants taking part.
Key among the participants is former Uganda Cranes player Godfrey Bukohore who recently returned from the USA and keen on venturing into coaching.
The other notable participants are Oliver Mbekeka, the former U20 Women’s National Team head coach, Kampala Queens forward Hasifah Nassuna and former Crested Cranes defender Gladys Nakitto among others.
The course targets fitness trainers from clubs that play in FUFA Women Super League, FUFA Women Elite League, Regional Leagues and academies.
The three-day course is organized under the FIFA-FUFA League Development Programme that was launched early this year and has had several capacity building interventions.
The aim of the course is to equip fitness coaches from Women Football Clubs with modern trends in football fitness to enable them meet the demands of the game.
The key topics during the course are;
FUFA and its Development programmes
Introduction to Fitness training
Physical Demands of the Game
Session Warm up and cool down
Introduction to Sports Nutrition
Sports injuries and basic first aid
The female athletes and fitness
Session Design-Fitness test
The training week-Planning and Periodization
Introduction to Sports Science, GPs tracking
The instructors are Felix Ayobo, Ismail Asiimwe and FUFA Football Development Director, Ali Mwebe.
1- Christopher Kibirige – Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC
2- Mercy Nabulobi – UCU Lady Cardinals
3- Winnie Babirye – Makerere University WFC
4- Zaina Namukasa – She Corporate FC
5- Ruth Akao- WIFU
6- Sowedi Kawooya – Kampala Queens
7- Musitafah Kayinda – Kampala Coaches
8- Ronald Eletu – Olila High School
9- Marvin Kiwanuka Katulugu – Isra Soccer Academy
10- Gladys Nakitto – Five Star Soccer Academy
11- Esther Namaganda – Luweero Giant Queens
12- Doreen Tibiri – She Maroons
13- Abdu Majid – Asubo Gafford Ladies FC
14- Francis Oketayot – UCU Lady Cardinals
15- Solomon Nyaikuru – FC Tooro Queens
16- Matthew Lumu- Wakisi Hill WFC
17- Julius Muhumuza – Lady Doves FC
18- Farouk Luwagga – Rines SS
19- Hasifah Nassuna – Makindye Bees Soccer Academy
20- Taddeo Nyanzi – Rines SS
21- Brenda Akello – GYCO Girls Soccer Club
22- Collins Ahumuza – UCU Lady Cardinals
23- Muhammad Kabandire – Edgar WFC
24- Kassim Kawooya – Gold Star WFC
25- Oliver Mbekeka – Nabbunga United
26- Cissy Nakiguba – Kampala Queens
27- Issa Abdullah – She Scorpions
28- Sharon Kizza – UCU Lady Cardinals
29- Andrew Ayo- Lango Queens
30- John Nyombi – Dynamic SS Jjeza
31- Godfrey Bukohore – Mbarara
32-Eron Atal – Northern Region FA