FKF appoints teachers as coaches for Harambee Stars, Starlets junior sides

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 18:45 | By
Kenya U17 national women team. PHOTO/FKF
Kenya U17 national women team. PHOTO/FKF

Football Kenya Federation has appointed three teachers to coach the junior national teams.

FKF made the announcement on November 15, 2023, with St. Anthony Kitale’s Peter Mayoyo appointed as an assistant on the U18 boys’ national team, while Ben Achieng from Yala Township Primary School is set to serve as the team manager on the U15 boys team.

Bondeni Primary School’s Rosemary Wairimu has been named the U15 girls’ team manager.

“These appointments align with FKF’s vision of empowering teachers with coaching education and experiences. Over the past year, FKF has deliberately included teachers in its coaching programs to ensure that players receive proper guidance during their formative years,” FKF said following the confirmation of the new technical bench members.

Appointments explained

The FKF General Secretary and the Chief Executive Officer, Barry Otieno, explained why the Kenyan FA decided to make the appointments.

“Youth players spend a significant amount of time in school. It is for this reason that we resolved to empower teachers with coaching education and certification.”

“FKF remains committed to the wholesome development of youth and women’s football, and we believe these appointments will aid our long-term goal of ensuring our players are coached by qualified personnel,” Otieno said.

Former Nzoia Sugar head coach Salim Babu during a past FKF PL match. PHOTO/Nzoia Sugar/Facebook
Former Nzoia Sugar head coach Salim Babu during a past FKF PL match. PHOTO/Nzoia Sugar/Facebook

The new coaches will guide the junior teams in the upcoming CECAFA U18 Championships and the CAF Pan African School Games in Kisumu and Kakamega.

Members of the technical bench for the junior sides;

U18 Boys: Salim Babu (head coach), Anthony Akhulia (assistant coach), Peter Mayoyo (assistant coach), Ronny Oyando (team manager), Bonface Odire (physiotherapist), Fredrick Otieno (team doctor), Samuel Koko (GK trainer), and Jectan Oitang’or (kit manager).

U15 Boys: Leonard Odipo (head coach), Benard Kawinzi (assistant coach), Hesbon Nyabinge (assistant coach), Ben Achieng (team manager), Lawrence Suji (physiotherapist), Noel Mandi (team doctor), George Wambugu (GK trainer), Isaac Munene (kit manager).

U15 Girls: Jackline Akoth (head coach), Ann Aluoch (assistant coach), Leah Kigame (assistant coach), Rosemary Wairimu (team manager), Esther Aluoch (physiotherapist), Edith Macharia (team doctor), Pauline Awuor (goalkeeper trainer), Rebecca Auma (kit manager)

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