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Coast football referees and coaches receive training

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[FKF South Coast Branch Chairman Gabriel Mghendi addresses Coast based football referees and coaches at the Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa. Photo/Haramo Ali].

Referees and coaches from 16 Coast based football clubs received a three day soccer refereeing training seminar organised by Coast Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in Mombasa.

The training offered basic skills aimed to help advance the level of football among football players in clubs within the Coastal region and at the same time improving their football refereeing skills.

During the training held at the Mbaraki Sports Club participants were taken through soccer refereeing theoretical and practical techniques such as running, positioning, whistling, signals, flag techniques and physical fitness among others.

While closing the training FKF South Coast Branch Chairperson Gabriel Mghendi said the soccer training will sensitise and build capacity on refereeing as well improve the status of soccer games within the Coastal region clubs.

Critical

Mghendi, said the importance of physical training for the referees and coaches cannot be ignored.

“Constant training for referees and coaches is crucial as it helps them perform better and develop resilience” he said.

The soccer chair said the training was in line with FKF policy in developing football in the country as many referees would be trained and it will be instrumental in addressing the shortage of workforce.

Mghendi underscored the significance of such training saying the forum would promote integrity and quality refereeing in the country.

[Coast based Referees and Coaches during the training. Photo/Haramo Ali].

He said the training will help them in strong physical and endurance shape while on the pitch.

Congo Boys Football Club Coach Abdul Nassir Kassim who was a participant, said the training would help him enhance his knowledge and understanding of the game even better as well as increase skills among his team.