By Shadracki Andenga Odinga
Embakasi South Sports Association on Monday morning in conjunction with FKF Nairobi East branch and AMREF kicked off a five day women coaches training at Mukuru Community Center.
The training which will mainly focus on the basic level was sanctioned and opened by FKF officials. Amos Otieno who chairs the Nairobi East branch was in a jovial mood.
“We are trying our level best to see that women football takes a step higher. At the moment, FKF president Nick Mwendwa promised us money, so we are also waiting for FIFA then we get rolling,” said the newly crowned chair who also was accompanied by his deputy Miss Hilda Nduta.
The training attracted 20 women footballers who are interested in coaching at some time in their playing careers.
Embakasi South Sports Association chairperson Kwamboka Kibagendi organized the event and the young women.
“We have 20 women from Mukuru kwa Ruben, Mukuru kwa Njenga and Imara Daima. They represent the three women football teams that we have in our constituency. My aim is to empower them to be better footballers and coaches. Football literacy is of much essence to women just as it is for men,” said Kwamboka who also added that the government through the Constituency Development Funds should take an interest in football development.
The five day training will be conducted by former Harambee Starlets midfielder Martha Karimi who is now a certified FKF instructor.
By her side will be veteran George ‘kangi’ Mwangi who in his hey days, was a player at Mathare United, later became a coach and an administrator at MYSA.
As the five day seminar continues, Kwamboka Kibagendi also has reminded women footballers from Embakasi South constituency to be vigilant and active as the world battles the Covid 19 pandemic.
Also in attendance was Michael Amenga, FKF technical director and Dickson Doyo who is the treasures FKF Nairobi East branch