Fufa Introduce Physical Fitness Coaching Course

In a bid to professionalize the domestic leagues and also improve on the coaching capacity, diagnosis the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has introduced a physical fitness coaching course.

The first of its kind in Ugandan football, visit this each club in the Azam Uganda premier league will be required to have a qualified fitness coach as a member of the technical bench.

While addressing the media on Wednesday during the FUFA weekly press conference, Ahmed Hussein the head communications at FUFA indicated that the course has been introduced to make sure that the fitness levels of the players are improved.

“It is a new course in Uganda aimed at helping our locally based players improve on their fitness levels but also make sure that we fit into professional and modern football,” he said.

“It is a great move that will help not only the players but also help relieve the  head coaches of the extra duty because they do almost everything,” Hussein explained.

The course gets underway on Monday next week at the FUFA technical centre in Njeru with FIFA instructor Garry Phillips expected to conduct the course.

Each club playing in the top flight league (Uganda premier league) is expected to have a person of their own choice undergo the course.

However it will later become a mandatory requirement for every top division club to have a physical fitness coach as part of the technical bench.


In June this year, FUFA conducted a goalkeeper trainer’s course where over 27 coaches successfully passed out.

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