At least 65 Kenyan coaches will undergo a five-day training at Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) courtesy of the partnership between SportPesa and English Premier League side Arsenal.
The, training dubbed the “Arsenal Training Camp” is the third to held in the country after SportPesa signed a five-year partnership with Arsenal.
Coaches taking part in the training have been drawn from the SportPesa Premier League, National Super League (NSL) and Women’s Premier League (WPL) teams and will be equipped virtue skills that will play a significant role in ensuring Kenya realises its dream of taking part in the 2022 World Cup.
“Our partnership with Arsenal is aimed at improving capabilities of our coaches and also make them gain valuable skills that will make sure once they go back to their respective teams, they use it to grow our football,” said SportPesa global chief marketing officer Joyce Kibe noted Kibe during the launch of the training camp yesterday.
She also added: “We believe that by empowering our coaches with the vital skills of playing the Arsenal way, our players can compete effectively in both local and international tournaments.
By training coaches, we move a step closer into realising our vision of seeing our national team playing in the 2022 World Cup.” KPL chief executive officer Jack Oguda lauded the initiative, saying it will play a big role in developing Kenyan teams.
“I love this edition since its main focus is goalkeeping but in future, we would like to train on striking since we have realised that our teams do not score as much goals in local, friendly and international matches,” said Oguda.
“This has been the third series of our training in Kenya, we want to introduce a key element of playing the Arsenal way which is developing goalkeepers, before proceeding to defenders, midfielders then strikers,” said Simon McManus, one of the Arsenal coaches in the country.