By Fred Maingi
Kenya Football Coaches Association (Kenfoca) has called upon their members to remain focused and calm despite the current Corona-19 pandemic.
Kenfoca Chairman Robert Matano who doubles up as Tusker FC head coach has expressed hope sports activities will resume going by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa’s assurance on the resumption of the FKF-Premier League.
Matano said Mwendwa’s assurance that he was engaging the Ministry of Sports to have the top flight football resume was good news to the entire soccer fraternity.
Speaking on phone, Matano said his members have continued to suffer due to the suspension of the League and urged Mwendwa to move with speed and ensure action resumes immediately. He said players, coaches and referees including soccer fans are suffering due to lack of sports activities where they earn their daily bread.
He said there is fear sponsor’s might withdraw their financial support to clubs and called for sobrierity and understading.He urged his members to adhere to the Governments directive by observing social distance and constant wearing of masks so that when action resumes, they remain in perfect health condition.
The Tusker FC coach said his Association is intending to roll out a comprehensive and health insurance cover for their members to contain the Corona-19 pandemic. He further asked his members to remain focused and avoid negative thoughts on the effects of the pandemic and forget their responsibilities.
The legendary coach asked his members to begin registering as members with a fee of Ksh.1000 adding that the exercise will be carried transparently with no discrimination.
He called upon interested coaches wishing to register as members to visit their offices based in Ruiru or contact any of the four Executive members who include himself(Robert Matano), treasurer James Saisi, John Njogu(Secretary General), and Peter Kamau(Kaskas) who is the Vice Chairman.
The Association has a strong committee membership that include Harambee Stars coach Jacob “Ghost”Mulee, Twahir Muhiddin,Francis Kimanzi,Hesborn Nyabinge,Starlets head coach David Ouma,George Ondula,Eunice Dola, and Michael Amenga.
Others members are Martha Karimi, Mike Kamure, and Zoo FC coach cum lawyer Ken Ochieng among others.