FUFA, through the Uganda Cranes Head Coach Johnathan McKinstry has made an arrangement for the StarTimes Uganda Premier League Coaches to attend the National Team’s training sessions ahead of the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup as a step forward in sharing coaching skills with UEFA Pro Licensed McKinstry.
The basic aim is for the local coaches to acquire collective tactical knowledge regarding football tactics at the pitch mainly during training.
‘One of the things that I spoke with members of the Association when I joined FUFA was creating a successful Uganda Cranes Team and also help to develop a legacy for high-quality football coaching and development’ said McKinstry.
‘We have been looking for opportunities to engage with the local coaches in Uganda both in the Uganda Premier League and the FUFA Big League to help them take the next step in their careers’ added McKinstry
‘The CECAFA training sessions will be open to all UPL Coaches. We shall provide them with our training plans that will show details of how to structure the training sessions’ noted the Cranes tactician.
Coaches that will attend Cranes training sessions will have the chance to discuss with the National team technical staff on how training sessions are planned. The group sessions that will involve Questions and answers, will be held at the end of the training session.
This opportunity lands at a time when most of the UPL Clubs have covered all their first-round games exclusive of KCCAFC and Proline FC who had Continental Clubs Competition engagements.